Is Neymar waiting for Thiago Alcantara to join Man United to bag the Barcelona 11 shirt?

Yet another rumour is doing the rounds, concerning the likely transfer of Thiago Alcantara to Manchester United.

Despite suggestions a deal is imminent there has been no word from Thiago, Barcelona or Manchester United, hence a host of rumours connected with the Spanish Under-21 midfielder.

El Mundo Deportivo report today that Brazilian superstar Neymar is still yet to choose his shirt number at Barcelona next season.

It was thought that Neymar would take the number 7, since vacated by David Villa who has joined Atletico Madrid.

But, there has been no announcement (admittedly Neymar is on holiday) and reports suggest that the former Santos forward may be holding out for Thiago’s current number 11.

Neymar is reportedly eager for the 11 shirt, since 10 is taken by Messi, and 11 was worn by Brazilian great Romario at the Nou Camp for the national team.

The Catalan press speculate that Neymar is simply waiting for Thiago Alcantara to leave for Manchester United (or Bayern Munich) to bag the number 11.