Chelsea are competing with Manchester United for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

El Mundo Deportivo says Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants secure his signature, with the player's release clause around €22million (£18.8m).

Thiago struck a hat-trick for Spain U21 in last night's Euros final victory over Italy.

The midfielder wants out of Barca and is also a top target for United boss David Moyes.