There was even a suggestion that the Reds had already agreed personal terms with the 29-year-old, who has now entered the final 12 months of his contract at Bayern.
And Rummenigge has now confirmed that the Spain star has made Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic aware of his willingness to take on a new challenge this summer.
“In fact, the discussions Hasan had with him have always been very productive,” he told Sky Germany.
“And at one point, it actually looked like it was done. But then Thiago informed Hasan that he would like to do something new. We have to accept this.
“We have a contract with Thiago which is still valid for one year and if he comes to an agreement with a club, that club will have to pay a transfer fee of a certain amount.
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“I don’t want to make a public comment on the fees we have in mind. As I said before, we won’t have a summer sale at Bayern.
“There will always have to be a certain amount that will make us sell a player. ”
While the Bayern chief also admitted he was not mad at the former Barcelona star for wanting to leave the club this summer.
“No, I’m not angry at all, I like him. I think he’s a great footballer and he also has a good character, ”he added.
“And we must not forget either that at 29, he is at an age where, if he wants to do something new, he has to do it now”
ECHO has always understood that such a discussion of a move this summer was far from an option, as the Premier League champions are not considering a move for Thiago at the moment.
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And when Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was asked about the rumors shortly after seeing his side win 2-0 at home against Aston Villa earlier this month, the German admitted he was a fan of the player but refused to be drawn. speculation.
He said, “Would you be surprised if I don’t answer that, just because I never answer those kinds of questions.”
“Thiago Alcantara is a very good player. Like a lot of other players, I like him a lot. But that’s all I have to say about it.