LIVERPOOL are poised to land Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich with a £31m fee being negotiated, according to reports.
The 29-year-old has just one year left on his deal at the Allianz Arena and is said to be open to testing himself in the Premier League.
Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara is reportedly a top summer target for Liverpool[/caption]
According to Sport, negotiations are at an advanced stage between Alcantara’s entourage and the Reds.
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The highly-rated central midfielder is said to be seeking out a new challenge after a trophy-laden seven-year spell at Bayern having joined from Barcelona in 2012.
The Spanish star has won the Bundesliga title in every campaign for the Bavarian outfit, featuring in 230 games in all competitions.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to revamp his midfield in the upcoming transfer window and has identified Thiago as a possible option.
The Bavarians want £31million for the midfield maestro but Liverpool are hopeful of negotiating a lower price.
Klopp is said to be an admirer of his technical abilities and believes he will be a brilliant addition to his team.
As reported by Bild, Thiago has bade farewell to a number of his dressing-room colleagues as he prepares to depart.
The ace is keen on playing in the Premier League and “has not replied” to renewal offers from Bayern.
It is likely the Bundesliga champions will have to cash in on the ex-Barcelona star in the upcoming transfer window rather than lose him for nothing in June 2021.
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Thiago has chipped in with three goals in 35 games in all competitions this term.
Bayern could use the funds to launch a move for much-wanted Bayer Leverkusen man Kai Havertz.
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