6/7/13: Catalan daily Sport's front-page lead is that Thiago Alcantara will sign a five-year contract with United next week. The report suggests the midfielder has received the assurances he wanted over playing time and has agreed terms. However, the newspaper has also indicated that a transfer still needs to be thrashed out with Barcelona and Bayern Munich are waiting in the wings if a deal cannot be sealed. Nonetheless, it has long been reported that Thiago has a clause in his Camp Nou contract enabling him to be snapped up for a cut-price fee so it is claimed developments are expected in the coming days. David Moyes refused to discuss individual transfer targets on Friday.