Chelsea owner Abramovich wants to trump Man Utd for Thiago

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.

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