With a year left on his contract, Thiago Alcântara has decided to leave Bayern Munich this summer and this has also been confirmed by their CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Liverpool have been discussed as a potential candidate and on July 3rd, Sport reported the Reds are in advanced talks with the Bavarian club for the midfielder.

Earlier today, the same newspaper explained the Merseyside club ‘have a place reserved’ for the 29-year-old and Jürgen Klopp is believed to be keen on signing the Spain international.

However, the stance from Germany is very different.

After completing the domestic double, Hans-Dieter Flick admitted he remains hopeful the former Barcelona man commits his long-term future to the club, and Kicker have looked at the recent reports linking the player to the Premier League side.

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According to their article, the newly crowned English champions have ‘not shown any serious interest’ in the Bayern star as he doesn’t fit into Liverpool’s ‘post Corona’ plans.

That’s because of the cost of the operation needed to complete his signing.

For Thiago to leave the Bundesliga winners, the German magazine states a potential buyer ‘would have to be found’, and it needs to be one that can meet Bayern’s expectations of €30-40m for transfer.