Barcelona are planning how to reinforce their squad for the coming seasion. On the agenda is Thaigo Alcantara, of Bayern Munich.
Barcelona let him escape in 2013 without putting up too miuch resistance and he has taken a huge jump in quality under Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern. He has gained confidence and now is an essential player at the club.
The Catalans enquired about him but Bayern came back and told them that Thiago's price is 90 million euros. A prohibitive amount. Bayern didn't even want to discuss the matter and Barcelona retreated.
Telling Barcelona he costs 90m is essentially saying he is not for sale. Bayern are working on a new contract for Thiago and his signing will be near enough impossible.
The German champions' plans are not so much to sell but to sign, with Alexis Sanchez and James Rodriguez linked.