The name on every Manchester United fans lips right now is Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. As soon as this rumour started gaining pace, comparisons started being drawn to the sagas of Moura, Sneijder et. al. However United fans seem to have more reason for hope with every update that comes as days pass.
United are said to have confirmed personal terms with Thiago and the player has called a meeting with Barcelona to let them know his intention to leave. That would leave the door open for Man Utd to meet his release clause.
Sport Witness have a great article on the story, reflecting on the change in mood within the Catalan press which bodes well – suggesting it is getting closer.
Interestingly, in the background of this headline grabber are several other strong rumours which indicate Moyes may have a triple signing lined up.