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INSIDER: Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago very sure of Liverpool move

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is convinced he'll join Liverpool this summer.

Thiago has entered the last 12 months of his contract meaning Bayern risk losing him for free next year.

To avoid that situation, the Bundesliga side may have to sell the 29-year-old for a cut-price fee of around £30million.

BILD's head of sport Christian Falk has detailed how close Thiago is to moving to Anfield.

"We have now have a situation where Bayern Munich thinks he is leaving," Falk told the Football Ranks podcast. "He didn't extend his contract and the way he did it was not very gentlemanly.

"I think he will leave but he has to bring a club. He is very sure that he has a club and we know the club.

"But the big question is is the club paying the fee that Bayern Munich is expecting.

"We are talking about Liverpool. They don't want to spend so much money this year and we know why they missed [Timo] Werner.

"If a player like Thiago is on the market, and they need a player in this position, then it is a question of money.

"Liverpool is now the Bayern Munich and Bayern Munich is now City. Some are trying to get the price lower, others are trying to get it higher.

"There have been no negotiations yet. Liverpool will have to pay the price for him and Bayern Munich is doing everything to sell him.

"They don't want to let him go for free next summer."

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