Liverpool are interested in signing the Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcântara but have told the Bundesliga club they are not prepared to pay €30m (£27.2m) for the 29-year-old Spaniard, who has one year left on his contract.

Bayern are reluctant to let the Spain international go and have so far not relented on their asking price. They are due to play Lyon in the semi-final of the Champions League on Wednesday and have put all transfer discussions on hold until their involvement in the tournament has ended.

Thiago is keen to join Liverpool, being an admirer of the team’s style of play under Jürgen Klopp.

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