Manchester United are set to discuss personal terms with the father of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Thiago's father, Mazinho, the Brazilian World Cup winner, also acts as his agent and is soon to enter talks with United about a move to Old Trafford for his son.

United are willing to meet Thiago's €18 million buyout clause and the midfielder is open to a move to Old Trafford.

Manchester City and Arsenal have been mentioned as rivals for the Spain international's signature.