Liverpool or Manchester United? Thiago breaks silence on Premier League transfer


Thiago was asked directly about a move to the Premier League (Photo: Twitter)

Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara has laughed at speculation about his future following Spain’s draw against Germany.

The 29-year-old was in action as Luis Enrique’s side fired back with a goal to earn a point behind Joachim Low’s men.

Thiago is set to leave Bayern Munich this summer after informing the Bundesliga club that he will not be signing a contract extension on his current contract, which expires next summer.

Liverpool were leading the race to sign the former Barcelona midfielder and Thiago had talks with Jurgen Klopp about a move to Anfield.

However, the Reds’ reluctance to meet Bayern’s asking price of £ 27million has opened the door for Manchester United, who are keen to sign Thiago seven years after his last move to Old Trafford.

Thiago has told Bayern Munich he wants to leave (Photo: Getty)

Speaking after Spain’s draw, Thiago said he was focused on the next game against Ukraine and Munich was his ‘home’.

“I only think of the match against Ukraine. Then we’ll see, ”Thiago said.

“Bayern is my home and I’m happy to be there. ”

Thiago was then asked directly if he had decided between Liverpool and Manchester United, but he responded with a smile, before saying “ciao” and walking away.

Despite his warm words about life in Germany, Thiago expects to leave the Allianz Arena this summer and there will likely be some movement over his future following Spain’s game against Ukraine on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp has been told he has to sell before he can buy again this summer and Gini Wijnaldum’s departure to Barcelona could allow the German his wish to sign Thiago.

Klopp wants to keep Wijnaldum but the Dutchman has yet to sign an extension to his contract, which expires next summer.

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is keen to sign the 29-year-old and he is said to receive a fee similar to the £ 27million fee Bayern is seeking for Thiago.

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