Manchester United boss David Moyes is launching a bid for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The Mirror says Moyes has launched a £15million bid to sign Barcelona starlet Thiago.

Moyes has put chief scout Jim Lawlor on the case to set up a deal for Spain Under-21 skipper Alcantara, who is currently on duty at the age-group European Championship in Israel.

The young star, who's also being linked with Manchester City, has been on Moyes' radar before, but he was out of touch when he was in charge at Everton.

Now though, with the greater financial clout of United behind him, wheels are turning.