Thiago Alcantara has informed Bayern Munich that he wants to leave the club this summer, according to club chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Thiago has one year left on his contract at Bayern, but Rummenigge says he has told club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic of his desire to move on.
“In fact, the talks Hasan had with him have always been very productive. And at some point it actually seemed that it was done [a new contract at Bayern],” Rummenigge told Sky Germany.
“But then Thiago informed Hasan that he would like to do something new. We have to accept that.”
Rummenigge says that the club are willing to all the 29-year-old to leave the club, but only on their terms.
“We have a contract with Thiago that is still valid for one year and if he reaches an agreement with any club then that club should pay a transfer fee of a certain amount,” he added.
“I do not want to make any public comment about the fee that we have in mind. As I have already said, we’ll not have a summer sale at Bayern. There will always have to be a certain amount that will make us sell a player.”
“I’m not angry at all, I like him. I think he’s a great footballer and he has a good character too. And you shouldn’t forget either that at 29, he is at an age where, if he wants to do something new, he has to do it now.”
Liverpool are said to be ready to offer around £30milion for the Spaniard, who would add to Klopp’s depth of options in his midfield.