Manchester United at front of queue for Barcelona starlet – Chelsea reaction expected

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is said to be fuming regarding Manchester United’s hi-jack attempt of Barcelona midfielder Alcantara with the Old Trafford club now believed to be in pole position of landing the youngster.

It had been believed the 20 year old would prefer a move to London but he has been impressed with Manchester United’s speed of approach and a move could be on the cards should Barcelona fail to use him in their quest for Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez. The Nou Camp side are hoping he can still be used as a make weight that will bring their main targets to Spain.

With a bid apparently on the table by the Premier League champions, Chelsea will now have to act fast to take a step further that their Premiership rivals and will now be considering a bid of their own to better that of Sir Alex Ferguson’s.

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