Bayern Münich is looking to sell Thiago Alcantara before the midfielder leaves for free next summer. His price is currently around €30 million, and all signs point towards Liverpool bringing him to the Premier League.
Thiago is enjoying his last weeks as a Bayern Münich player. The player is preparing for the second leg of the Champions League against Chelsea. According to Kicker, the Spanish international will say goodbye to the German club afterward.
Even though initially the club was aiming to renew his contract, the 29-year-old did not want to stay for longer. Bayern is willing to sell Thiago for a fee as small as €30 million, and it is not ruled out that this price tag will be lowered due to the player’s contractual situation.
Thiago has been a player that Barcelona fans have been appreciating ever since he left the Camp Nou, and it would have been wonderful if the former Barça midfielder returned. However, Barcelona already added Miralem Pjanic to their squad recently to “strengthen” their midfield, thus Thiago to FC Barcelona is completely ruled out.
Source: Kicker via AS
Report: Koeman has opened the door for Dembélé to leave
According to Cat Radio, Ronald Koeman isn’t so convinced with Ousmane Dembélé anymore as in the beginning. The Dutchman had higher expectations for the player, but despite being fully fit in his appearance against Villarreal and the pre-season friendly earlier, the winger did nothing surprising.
Koeman also realizes that the player’s departure would open up the possibilities for new signings. The Dutchman is particularly insisting on Memphis Depay’s signature. The club accepts the fact that if Dembélé does not leave, they will not be able to sign a number 9.
Earlier yesterday, Dembélé was linked to Manchester United, but the club denied contact with the English club regarding the player. Even though there is some interest from United, sources confirm that it would be only possible as a loan deal.
Dembélé, despite all the rumors, is willing to stay in Barcelona and gain a starting spot in Koeman’s new sporting project, which seems very promising looking at the Dutchman’s first clash against Villarreal.
Sources: Cat Radio, Rac1