Bayern Munich will demand at least £54million for Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara and use the funds to scupper Chelsea’s move for Kai Havertz, according to reports.
Recent reports claimed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen on Thiago, amid his U-turn over a new contract.
The Spain international has allegedly decided against signing a new deal, despite reaching an agreement in May.
However, while Bayern are yet to receive an offer, Kicker claims they want between £54million and £72million for Thiago.
The midfielder has one year left on his contract and so this summer presents the best opportunity to sell him.
Although, Kicker adds that Bayern would not be against letting Thiago spend another season with the club.
Thiago has been vital for the German champions but a groin injury – on which he underwent surgery – ended his season in May.
The earlier report claimed Thiago saw the next 12 months as his final chance to seek an exciting move abroad.
The 29-year-old reportedly wants to play for another top European club, after also featuring for Barcelona before Bayern.
Should Bayern sell Thiago, Kicker claims they will use the money to fund a move for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz.
The midfielder, 20, has already made 146 appearances for Leverkusen and his recent form has shot him further into the limelight.
Havertz has scored six goals and assisted one other since the Bundesliga restarted in May.
Indeed, reports claim Chelsea want the German as part of their exciting summer spending plans.
LAMPARD SHUTS DOWN CHELSEA, HAVERTZ TALK
However, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has shot down talk of Havertz moving to Chelsea.
The manager said when asked about the speculation: “He’s obviously a top player, but to carry on from my answer before I’m certainly not going to comment on other players at other teams.
“And it cannot be our focus. So, nothing to say.”