Man City and Man Utd target Thiago Alcantara looks set to stay with Bayern Munich this summer. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed the Bundesliga champions have no intention of selling the 27-year-old midfielder. “Thiago is an important player for us and we have never once articulated the thought that he should leave the club,” he told Abendzeitung .
“There has never been anything to the story whatsoever.” Manchester United were reported to be “looking to kick-start a frustrating transfer window” by “considering deals for Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcántara”, according to the Independent last week. And TEAMtalk sources then suggested City were in hot pursuit of the Spain central midfielder – a player Guardiola has tried and failed to sign on more than one occasion since arriving in England.
Now though it seems the Premier League clubs will have to look elsewhere.