Liverpool ‘make their first official contact with Bayern Munich to sign Thiago’ – and he has an agreement to be allowed to leave if a bid worth over £27m comes in
- Liverpool have made contact with Bayern Munich over a move for Thiago
- The Spanish midfielder has a year left on his current deal with the German side
- Thiago has told Bayern that he wishes to leave this summer to join Klopp’s team
- Bayern will let the 29-year-old leave if a bid of £27million comes in for him
Liverpool have made their first official contact with Bayern Munich over signing Thiago, according to reports in Germany.
The 29-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Anfield this summer, has told the Bavarian club that he does not wish to extend current deal at the club, which is due to expire next year.
With the player intent on leaving and in the final year of his contract, Liverpool have seize the opportunity to enquire about the midfielder, according to Bild.
Liverpool have made their first official contact with Bayern Munich over a move for Thiago
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen to get the deal over the line but the two clubs are still far apart in their valuation of the player.
Bayern are demanding £30million for the player who they signed from the Nou Camp for £21.6m in the summer of 2013, but will allow him to leave should an offer of £27m be made for him.
The player himself has held ambitions to play in the Premier League, and is said to be hopeful a move to Anfield can be completed.
Thiago has told Bayern that he wishes to leave this summer to join Jurgen Klopp’s team
Manchester City have also been linked with the player but Sportsmail understands there is no interest.
Thiago is vastly experienced and has won seven league titles with Bayern to add to the two he won with Barcelona.
A superb passer, Thiago is a highly creative player and can also operate slightly deeper in midfield if required.
As previously reported, Liverpool are only looking to pay over the £20m mark to make a possible deal happen, with the player turning 30 in April next year and entering the twilight of his career.
The Reds have seen their spending finances badly hampered by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and had to pull out of a move for German striker Timo Werner as a result.
Liverpool have already made one signing this summer, though, bringing in left back Kostas Tsimikas to provide cover for Andy Robertson.
Last summer Klopp’s side didn’t bring in a single experienced outfield player, although they did sign Takumi Minamino in January.