Bayern Munich would be keen to collect €30 million for wantaway midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, the midfielder having been strongly linked with a move Liverpool.
Having won the Bundesliga title in all of his seven seasons in Germany, the 29-year-old is keen on a new challenge, with the Premier League expected to be his next destination.
The former Barcelona midfielder is said to be attracting the attention of newly crowned English champions Liverpool, as Jurgen Klopp seemingly wants to add a bit more creativity to his otherwise workmanlike midfield.
Despite being keen to keep him at the club, Thiago has just one year remaining on his deal at the Allianz Arena, and Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed they would sanction his departure, provided they received ‘a fair transfer fee’.
“Regarding Thiago, it’s known that he told us he wanted to do something new,” Rummenigge told German publication Bild.
“If a club approaches us that is willing to pay a fair transfer fee, we will work on it.”
According to Christian Falk, Head of Football at SportBild, the ‘fair’ fee that they are looking to recoup is €30 million (£27m).
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 11, 2020
Liverpool are operating on somewhat of a tight budget this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic, refusing to meet the £50 million release clause for Timo Werner, while also walking away from talks over Norwich left-back Jamal Lewis – the Canaries wanting double Liverpool’s £10 million offer for the Northern Ireland international.
Reports have previously suggested that Liverpool would only be willing to pay €25m for Thiago, around £23m, and whether they would be willing to bridge the gap to Bayern’s asking price is yet to be seen.