Bayern Munich would want at least €30million (£27million) from any club keen on signing midfielder Thiago Alcantara amid reported interest from Liverpool, according to two reliable sources.
Several reports have linked the Reds with a move for the Spaniard, who has refused a new contract.
Indeed, his current terms run out next summer and Bayern boss Hansi Flick said he would “totally understand” the midfielder seeking a new adventure after his trophy-laden spell in Germany.
What’s more, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Ruminegge echoed those comments. He added that he would be willing to listen to a “fair offer” for the player.
Speaking to the PodSaveTheBall, transfer source Christian Falk insisted that such a ‘fair offer’ would start at around £27million.
He said: “There is some agreement [between Liverpool and Bayern]. He didn’t talk to Bayern about it but we know it from the dressing room so now it’s a question of money.
“Bayern won’t let him go for free, they want about 30 million euros or more and Thiago is now in a position to bring this from Liverpool.”
Liverpool backed away from a deal for Timo Werner due to his release clause. However, Falk added that Thiago should not be as expensive as the German.
Indeed, senior figures are reportedly under pressure from Klopp, who is keen to sign him.
“I don’t think it’s so expensive to get Thiago as it was for Timo Werner but it’s still a lot of money,” Falk said. “The investors know that they don’t have to do something if they don’t want him.
“Klopp wants him but they should act quickly because there are some other Premier League clubs also interested.”
KLOPP, THIAGO SHARE MUTUAL AFFECTION?
Romano said: “Klopp wants the player and Thiago would love to join Liverpool.
“He is convinced it would be the perfect team for his style of play. Klopp and the player have been in talks for many weeks.”
Romano added that it is likely Liverpool could table a bid of around £27million for Thiago as the transfer window progresses.