It is no secret Sir Alex Ferguson is still searching for a long-term replacement for Paul Scholes and the Spain international is one of the first names on the list.
United have been closely monitoring the player’s progress for a while now and they even reportedly had a £15 million bid rejected in the summer of 2011.
Daily Mail understands that the Red Devils are set to launch a new assault on the highly rated midfielder in the summer transfer window.
Thiago has failed to establish himself as a first team regular at Camp Nou and his father recently suggested that his son could leave the club in search of a first team football.
Barcelona chiefs are obviously eager to keep hold of their prized asset, but they might be forced to sell if the player requests a transfer at the end of the season.