Found July 08, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Manchester United and Barcelona at loggerheads with Rooney and Thiago swap - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThe Wayne Rooney saga refuses to draw a conclusion despite David Moyes’ bold statement in his opening press conference as a Manchester United boss, where he reaffirmed his desire to keep hold of the England international. What complicates issues is that several players are being thrown into the mix, while old stories are regurgitated in order to sale copies. Manchester United are keen to land the prodigiously gifted Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona for a reported fee of £17 million with the player himself eager to make the switch in the summer. The La Liga champions are resigned to losing Thiago in the summer but are trying to dilute the saga longer by changing the nature of the transfer agreement, if the Spanish media reports are to be believed. In an ideal situation, Barcelona should accept the transfer fee from United, as the Red Devils are successfully meeting the play...

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