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Bayern set €30m asking price for Liverpool target Thiago

Bayern Munich have reportedly set a €30 million asking price for midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, who is believed to be attracting interest from Liverpool.

The 29-year-old has informed Bayern of his desire to leave in search of a new challenge after seven seasons at the Bavarian club, the midfielder having won seven successive Bundesliga titles since moving to Munich in 2013.

Liverpool have emerged as the frontrunners to secure the signing of the Spain international this summer and have reportedly already agreed personal terms with the midfielder.

However, having pulled out of the race to sign Timo Werner earlier this summer, finances are believed to be an issue for the Premier League champions.

Reports in Germany earlier this month claimed that the two sides were £13 million apart in their valuations for Thiago, Bayern said to have been demanding €40 million (£36m), while Liverpool were only willing to cough up £23m.

However, SportBild have now suggested that the Bundesliga champions have lowered their asking price, now reporting that they only want €30m (£27m).

The former Barcelona midfielder has just one-year remaining on his deal at the Allianz and would be free to leave for nothing next summer, with the SportBild report adding that Bayern’s own transfer plans are dependant on the departure of either Thiago or Corentin Tolisso, with Hansi Flick keen to add another winger to his side.

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