- Thiago Alcantara and Pep Guardiola could be working together for the third time player and manager
- The Spanish midfielder played under the Man City boss twice during their spells with Barcelona and Bayern Munich
- City are now looking to overtake Liverpool in a bid to sign the Spanish international midfielder
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Thiago Alcantara's move to Liverpool has taken a new twist as Man City have shown interest in signing the creative midfielder, reports in Germany claim.
City boss Pep Guardiola have worked with the Spanish midfielder during their respective spells with Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
And the Spanish gaffer now wants to reunite the Brazilain-born Spaniard to work with him at the Etihad next season.
It is understood the 29-year-old is looking for a new challenge and has been linked to join Premier League champions Liverpool in recent weeks.
Reports also claim the Spain international is eager to work with Jurgen Klopp but Bayern have stated that the Reds have to meet his evaluation of £27million.
But according to German news media outlet Bild, City have now joined in the race to sign the Barcelona academy graduate.
The report went on further to state that the Citizens will even offer a higher fee than the £27m being tabled to Liverpool.
Guardiola believes Alcantara is an ideal replacement for David Silva and can be successful in the English topflight division just like he had successful spells in La Liga and the Bundesliga.
City boss Guardiola said last month: “No doubt about it.
“A player who plays for Barcelona and Bayern Munich can play in the Premier League.
“Of course he can play. He’s an exceptional player, but I don’t know what he’s going to do,” quoted by The Sun.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly jumped in the race to secure Thiago Alcantara's signature this summer.
The Spanish midfielder has been constantly linked with a move to Premier League champions Liverpool, but they will have to outbid PSG if they are serious about signing the player.
His current deal with Bayern Munich is scheduled to expire in 2021 and the German champions are not willing to extend his stay due to his incessant injuries.
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