French champions Paris Saint-Germain have joined the race for Bayern Munich midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, according to reports in France.
The Spain international has expressed his desire to seek a new challenge this summer following seven hugely successful seasons with Bayern Munich, winning the Bundesliga title every single season since his move from Barcelona in 2013.
The 29-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League champions Liverpool in recent weeks, with Jurgen Klopp seemingly looking to add a little more creativity to his otherwise workmanlike midfield.
However, according to Le10 Sport, PSG have ‘sent an offer’ to Bayern Munich which is close to the Bavarian’s reported €30 million asking price.
Thiago has just one year remaining on his deal at the Allianz Arena, with club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirming that the midfielder will be allowed to leave in this summer.
“Thiago informed Hasan that he would like to do something new,” Rummenigge said, as per the Liverpool Echo. “We have to accept that.
“We have a contract with Thiago that is still valid for one year and if he reaches an agreement with any club then that club should pay a transfer fee of a certain amount.
“I do not want to make any public comment about the fee that we have in mind. As I have already said, we’ll not have a summer sale at Bayern.
“There will always have to be a certain amount that will make us sell a player.”
Aside from Thiago, PSG are also reportedly looking at fellow midfielders Ismael Bennacer, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Lorenzo Pellegrini.