From champion to champion. Thiago Alcantara seems set to head to Liverpool from Bayern Munich. SPORT have learned negotiations are very advanced between the player and club and only the economics have to be worked out between the two sides.
The Bavarians know that at 29 and after seven seasons in Germany, Thiago is looking for new challenges. The agreement between the player and Liverpool is done. Bayern want 35m euros for him.
Liverpool don't want to pay that in one go. If they can't reduce the price they will look for more imaginative formulas to make the payment.
Jurgen Klopp has never hidden his predilection for Thiago, whom he has faced various times when he coached in Germany. Since it became clear he would not renew his Bayern deal, which expires in 2021, Anfield became his destination.