THIAGO’S move to the Premier League is edging closer after it was revealed he will not participate in Bayern Munich’s pre-season medical tests, according to reports.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp appears to be leading the chase to sign the ex-Barcelona man while United have made initial contact with the player’s agent.
And among all the speculation over his future, Bayern have allowed Thiago “a few more days off” to get his head in order.
The European champions head for their coronavirus testing today ahead of their pre-season training restart.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter: “Thiago will NOT be present at Bayern’s training centre for medical tests.
“Key days are coming. Liverpool are still pushing to get him but Bayern want €30m (£27m) and Koeman insists to have Wijnaldum as new Barça signing more than Thiago (appreciated by part of the board).
“Chelsea have not made any contact for Thiago Alcantara – just to be clear.
“Manchester United had contact with his agent days ago but have not started any official talk with Bayern Münich. Jurgen Klopp would love to have Thiago as new #LFC signing.”
Thiago’s move to Anfield is hinging on whether Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman can lure Georginio Wiljnaldum to the Nou Camp.
The Dutch boss wants his international compatriot as part of squad rebuild at Barca.
Klopp would then be given the green light to use the transfer funds to land Thiago.
United’s interest in his signature appeared to cool after they landed Donny Van De Beek for £40m.
Thiago has refused to get dragged into transfer speculation but reports claim his house is up for sale and he has said goodbye to his team-mates.
Thiago has won the title in nine of his last ten seasons for both Barcelona and Bayern.