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Liverpool stance on Thiago

Liverpool have not opened talks over a transfer for Thiago Alcantara, despite Bayern Munich’s efforts to drum up interest in the midfielder.

Reports in Germany have suggested the Reds have made contact with the Bundesliga champions over a move for the Spain international, who has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield this summer.

Bayern are said to have dropped their valuation for the 29-year-old down to around £27million, with Liverpool having been reported as willing to pay just over £22million.

But the Echo understands the club have not opened talks with Bayern, and the Reds have not moved on their stance that Thiago is not an active target.

Thiago Alcantara has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer
(Image: Getty Images)


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