Bayern Munich are expecting a bid from Manchester United for midfielder Thiago Alcantara, with Liverpool deeming him too expensive at this moment in time.
That’s according to journalist Constantin Eckner, who provides the latest update on the Spaniard’s potential move to the Premier League this summer.
The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to England for several months, with Liverpool named as suitors and keen on his signature.
Manchester United have also been pulled into the tussle as well, despite the fact they have already spent €40m to sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
As yet neither club have pushed their apparent interest, with Thiago remaining at Bayern and plenty of claims that would remain the case, despite him reportedly wanting a new challenge.
Indeed, the rumours have somewhat died down over the last few weeks, and Eckner explains why that is the case.
Answering a question on Twitter, he explained that Manchester United and Liverpool both remain interested in Thiago but have different stances at this moment in time.
In terms of United, he states that Bayern ‘expect to receive’ an offer from them at some point, although when that may be isn’t made clear.
Yes, it is true. Manchester United are interested in Thiago’s services. Bayern expect to receive an offer from them. Liverpool remain interested in him, but they think the signing would be too expensive. https://t.co/2owjbRbelQ
— Constantin Eckner (@cc_eckner) September 16, 2020
Liverpool, meanwhile, don’t seem ready to do the same with the journalist claiming that they think the signing would be ‘too expensive’ at his current asking price.
The news is nothing new particularly, at least as far as Jürgen Klopp and co are concerned, with it having long been felt they didn’t want to pay what Bayern are demanding.
The United angle is interesting, though.
The fact the German champions are expecting a bid suggests that they’ve gotten signals from Old Trafford, perhaps through Thiago’s agent, that their interest is serious.
It remains to be seen if they do actually make a bid, but it’s clear that the Thiago rumours, which had died down, aren’t about to go away just yet.