Manchester United name £15m midfielder as a summer target

Manchester United fans will be getting sick of hearing about how David Moyes is going to go about his business, how the ginger Scot is going to solve their midfield frailty and how Wayne Rooney is making empty threats again, and understandably so. Take a break. Go on holiday for a few months. Turn of your computers and stop buying the papers. Enjoy your success until August.

Right, now the United fans have gone here is another man linked with the middle of their squad. Barcelona are said to be gearing up for a summer of change this time round in order to regain the title of European champions, and if that means trimming the fringes from their squad then so be it, apparently.

The Sun reported that one man heading to sunny Manchester is Thiago Alcantara. The 22-year-old is apparently available at about £15 despite his enormous £77m release clause in his contract, in which he is still tied to for two years.

Thiago is exactly the sort of player United need to shore up their midfield. He is comfortable anywhere in the middle of the park and has been used as both a creative attacker midfielder and a sturdy deep-lying anchor, although most see him as a natural in the latter.

So, if there are any United fans left reading this, tell us how you feel about this one.