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Bayern Munich star in talks over Real Madrid transfer after Barcelona snub, could be good news for Manchester United

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has reportedly contacted Real Madrid over sealing a controversial transfer to the Bernabeu.

The former Barcelona star was sold by the Catalan giants earlier in his career and Don Balon claim they have closed the door to re-signing him.

This could now mean Alcantara ends up dealing them the ultimate snub himself by moving back to La Liga with their arch rivals Real, in a move that could also benefit Manchester United.

Don Balon claim Zinedine Zidane is keen on landing the Spain international, as he could be an ideal replacement for the under-performing Toni Kroos, who is mentioned as already being likely to make the move to United.

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Toni Kroos has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United

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Kroos has previously been regarded as one of the best midfielders on the planet so could do well if he manages to revive his career in England.

United could certainly do with a ball-playing midfielder of his kind as doubts remain over the futures of Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick, who are nearing the ends of their contracts.

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