The future of Thiago Alcantara still lies in Liverpool’s hands, claims journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Romano insists that Liverpool are indeed still in talks to sign the Spanish international despite a formal offer yet to be placed on the table.
Liverpool still in talks
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2020
Romano, who reported for The Guardian last month that Liverpool were keen to land Thiago but were reluctant to pay £27.2m (€30m) for the 29-year-old Spaniard, who has one year left on his contract.
Melissa Reddy of the Independent recently claimed that a deal for Thiago is ‘unlikely’ as Klopp’s thinking around the transfer is unless there are outgoings in that specific area of the squad, Liverpool will not move for the Champions League-winning midfielder.
Thiago Alcantara is waiting because he strongly wants to move to Premier League this summer. Liverpool are still in contact with him but Bayern told again 2 days ago they’re going to sell Thiago only for €30m. Jürgen Klopp wants Thiago too. It’s up to the clubs. 🔴 #LFC #Bayern
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 30, 2020
However, contrasting reports claim that Klopp does indeed want to land Thiago and the major issue currently at hand is that Bayern Munich will not budge on their €30 million asking price.
Romano recently claimed for The Guardian that Liverpool are at this moment waiting to see if Bayern’s stance softens. Unless another club comes in for him this summer, he could sign a pre-contract with the Reds in January.
The transfer window is open until October 5, but Bayern will want the situation resolved by the time the German season begins on September 18.
Romano’s update shows that Liverpool can still win Bayern over. The club just have to make a firm decision, a gamble which could see a world-class asset help to take Klopp and his side to the next level.
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