The story of the summer for Liverpool fans has been the protracted pursuit of Thiago Alcantara. The Reds haven’t done much business at all during the window, Kopites are just hoping that they’ll pull off that one deal before the window slams shut. Liverpool could be in pole position for Thiago with The Express claiming that Manchester United aren’t interested.

Liverpool could be in pole position for Thiago with The Express claiming that Manchester United aren't interested.

Liverpool could be in pole position for Thiago with The Express claiming that Manchester United aren’t interested. (Photo by A. Hassenstein/Getty Images for FC Bayern)

Liverpool and Thiago

The Reds have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich’s playmaker all summer.

The Spaniard has purportedly told the club that, having won everything in Bavaria, he is unwilling to sign an extension as he enters the final year of his contract in Germany.

The decision has led to all and sundry being linked with a move at one point or another.

Liverpool have emerged as front runners for Thiago; RMC Sport went as far as to claim that the midfielder has bought a house on Merseyside.

Man United not interested

There aren’t thought to be too many other clubs seriously interested in signing the 29-year-old.

Sure, there have been links, but not all have been sensible or concrete.

 

The Red Devils have frequently been associated with the Munich man, however, The Express has now claimed that Manchester United aren’t interested in the Spaniard.

Journalist Luke Gardener, of The Express, has tweeted that the Manchester club believe Bayern are using them to draw the Reds into making a bid.

What RTK has to say

This saga is just dragging on and on and on.

This is an interesting development, however. If United truly aren’t interested, which would make sense given that they’ve just signed Donny van de Beek, then the Reds would surely be in pole position.

It looks as though if the move will happen then it won’t happen until the final week of the window.

As former Bayern president Uli Hoeness pointed out, the club are likely waiting so that they can force the German side’s hand at the last minute.

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