Manchester City are chasing Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

The Mirror says the Spain international, 22, has grown frustrated at a lack of chances at Barca and has spoken to the club about his future.

Blues chiefs Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano know Alcantara well from their days at the Nou Camp, but they could face competition from Bayern Munich and their former Barca boss, Pep Guardiola.