Manchester City are reportedly interested in making Spain international Thiago Alcantara one of their first summer signings later this year, according to The Guardian.
The Premier League giants, who lost 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium to arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday, hope to make the FC Bayern Munich midfielder one of new manager Pep Guardiola’s first additions at the Citizens once he arrives after the current 2015-16 campaign.
The 24-year-old, who has six international caps for his country, has scored four goals and provided eight assists in 31 appearances in all competitions for the defending Bundesliga champions so far this season.
However Thiago, who joined the German giants from FC Barcelona in a deal worth around £17m back in 2013, only signed a new contract with Bayern last summer that ties him to the Allianz Arena outfit until 2019.
Therefore the reports suggests that City would have to start the bidding at around £25m to start negotiations over any potential transfer deal.
Current Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini will leave City as of June 30.