Liverpool will not make a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara this summer, according to ESPN‘s Mark Ogden.
The journalist claims that manager Jurgen Klopp is happy with the options currently available to him in midfield, with Curtis Jones and Naby Keita both likely to have more prominent roles in the first team.
Thiago’s age is also said to be a factor with the 29-year-old not fitting in with the Reds’ transfer policy of signing players with a re-sale value.
It is thought that there are only two ways a move for the Spanish international would become viable. Bayern would have to reduce their £30m asking price or if Liverpool need to replace a first-team player.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s contract situation could well be one to keep an eye on. The Dutchman has yet to sign on the dotted line despite his current deal expiring next summer, and Thiago could be seen as a replacement.