Date: 3rd July 2013 at 4:44pm
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An intriguing question!

Speculation has been rife for several weeks that United are chasing Barcelona`s midfielder Thiago Alacantra.

Well the latest we`ve traced, in the media, is that one news source – ESPN – is reporting that Manchester United are very close to signing the player.

Which begs us to ask the question, once again, How Close is Very Close?