Liverpool sources have reportedly described German claims that talks have been opened with Bayern Munich for Thiago as “total nonsense”. Bild reported on Thursday afternoon that talks had begun between the two clubs for the transfer of the Spanish midfielder, but Liverpool have told various outlets – including the Liverpool Echo – that the reports are not true. One club source told Sky Sports: “Total nonsense.
Follow the latest updates live from the summer transfer window as Premier League clubs look to strengthen their squads ahead of the new season. Liverpool face competition for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara after reports in Germany linked Manchester City with a potential hijacking of the deal, with the 29-year-old keen on a move to England.Manchester United meanwhile are locked in a stalemate with Borussia Dortmund over the move for Jadon Sancho, with the two clubs so far unable to agree on a transfer fee that would see the England international return to the Premier League. United have seen a £89m offer rejected, with Dortmund holding out for £108m and not a penny less.
It’s been impossible for Liverpool fans to ignore the Thiago Alcantara rumours this summer, even if at times it’s been rather hard to figure out how much truth there is to them. Today, though, there is a sign that the 29-year-old Spaniard might really be joining the Reds. That’s because Bild+, a reliable source for Bayern Munich news, claim today that for the first time Liverpool have made official, formal contact with the Bavarian club.
Football clubs are intensifying their plans to get fans back into matches and are still working towards a return at the beginning of October. Clubs are waiting for further guidance from the Premier League and the English Football League but, in the meantime, are working individually with their local Safety Advisory Groups and companies such as Ticketmaster on modelling for events. It is understood that Richard Masters, the Premier League chief executive, told clubs at the final shareholders meeting of the season that he remained confident a return on October 1 – as indicated by the Government – was still possible even though there has been a delay to games such as the Community Shield on August 29 being used as test events due to the uncertainty over coronavirus outbreaks. Detailed mapping exercises are being drawn up for every stadium in the country – given their different layouts and configurations to calculate how many supporters may be permitted back and when. It is also understood that the division of stadiums into red, amber and green zones will continue next season even when the fans come back. Only players, coaches and officials will be allowed into the red zone areas with clubs expected to be told they have to ensure fans are far enough back from the pitch to guarantee safety.
Manchester City have already obtained the services of winger Ferran Torres from Valencia and defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth this summer. Manchester United are locked in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over winger Jadon Sancho. Chelsea acted decisively to sign striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig under Liverpool’s very noses, and that having previously completed the signing of winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
Daniel Sturridge wants to return to the Premier League. Someone will take a gamble on the man who is arguably the most talented English striker of his generation. This is the last chance for a player who has left a trail of disappointment behind him.Sturridge will be 31 next month but has less miles on the clock than might be expected of someone nearing veteran status. Only once has he featured in more than 30 Premier League games in a season – 36 for Liverpool in 2018-19 but 28 of those appearances came from the bench. He finished that campaign by picking up his second Champions League winners’ medal when Jurgen Klopp’s team beat Tottenham Hotspur. Sturridge was an unused substitute in Madrid, as he was in 2012 for Chelsea’s triumph over Bayern Munich. This is an allegory for his career. He has always seemed on the fringe of greatness.
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Manchester City should forget about the teams that have been knocked out of the Champions League because every team left is capable of lifting the trophy, according to Bernardo Silva. Holders Liverpool exited in the last-16 back in March while City beat record 13-time winners Real Madrid last week, meaning there will be a new name on the trophy for the first time since 2015.
The Daily Star reports Manchester City have entered the race for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The paper, which cites Germany’s SportBild, says Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their hunt for the Spain international’s signature, with City offering more money for 29-year-old. The transfer focus at Old Trafford is solely on securing Jadon Sancho, reports the Daily Mirror.
Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr is a rumoured target for Liverpool and has suggested he would be keen on a switch to Anfield.
His side knocked out the holders in the last round, but the manager conceded it will count for little in the quarter-final
Follow the latest updates live from the summer transfer window as Premier League clubs continue to strengthen ahead of the new season. Manchester United continue to press on with their interest in Jadon Sancho, but Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has emerged as an alternative option if Borussia Dortmund will not lower their asking price for the England international.Arsenal are close to announcing their move for Willian and continue to monitor Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, but hopes of luring Dani Ceballos back for another season-long loan have suffered a blow. Liverpool will have to make a ‘fair offer’ for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, with the 29-year-old currently valued at £30m.
The Spanish playmaker has been tipped to swap the Allianz Arena for Anfield in the summer transfer window
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|Champions League (League Position): Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea|
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