Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Thiago Alcantara desires to go away the membership this summer time.
Earlier on Friday, reviews steered Liverpool had been closing in on a £32million deal to signal the playmaker, whose contract on the Allianz Area expires on the finish of subsequent season.
The 29-year-old, who’s a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, moved to Bayern in 2013 and has been a serial winner within the years since.
Talking to Bild, Rummenigge stated: “He’s a prime boy on and off the pitch.
”We had severe negotiations with him and fulfilled all of his needs. But it surely seems like he would possibly wish to do one thing new once more on the finish of his profession.
”We don’t wish to lose him without cost.
“We by no means had any contact with Liverpool. If he desires to go there, we must take care of it.”
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Rummenigge additionally revealed that Bayern haven’t any intention to signal Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz, who has strongly been linked with a transfer to Chelsea in current weeks.
He added: “I’ll be very clear: We received’t be financially in a position to signal Havertz this yr. Not simply FC Bayern, however all of Europe are at the moment dealing with main monetary challenges so long as it isn’t doable to play in entrance of spectators once more.
“[Whether he goes abroad] is a call that Bayer Leverkusen and the participant need to make. To be sincere, I’m the identical as Rudi Völler as I hope Havertz stays in Leverkusen for at the very least one other yr. As a result of we’re concerned with competing for his signature.”