Liverpool given boost in pursuit of Thiago as Bayern Munich target Inter Milan star as replacement – but W

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Bayern Munich have reportedly identified Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic to replace Thiago Alcanatara if he moves to Liverpool. It seems as though the move could well be closer than ever, with a separate report claiming Georginio Wijnaldum has ‘agreed terms’ with Barcelona as the Reds make space in their squad. Getty Images – Getty Thiago looks closer to joining Liverpool than ever before after the latest round of rumours The Champions League winners are resigned to losing their star midfielder this summer after the Spaniard reaffirmed his desire to further his illustrious career elsewhere. Bayern are refusing to lower their valuation of £27million on the player – who has a year remaining on his current deal in Bavaria – with Liverpool leading the race. According to Sport1, the Bundesliga champions have moved quickly and identified Brozovic as the perfect replacement for the outgoing midfielder and have held tentative talks. Yet it should be stressed the deal is not close yet, with leading journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming ‘nothing is advanced’ at this stage. Getty Images – Getty Brozovic played a key role in taking Inter Milan to the Europa League final AFP or licensors Wijnaldum is expected to sign a three year deal at Camp Nou Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool board have always been very transparent when it comes to the club’s finances in a post COVID-19 world and the need to sell has unfortunately become a serious option. New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is a huge fan of Wijnaldum having worked with him while in charge of the Netherlands, and he wants a domestic reunion in Catalonia. With talks about a contract extension at Anfield reportedly hitting a snag, Diario Sport claim a deal has been struck between the midfielder’s representatives and the Blaugrana to take Wijnaldum to Camp Nou. A three-year deal is reportedly on the table, with Liverpool expected to receive a transfer fee in the region of £13-18million for his services. Thiago to Liverpool ‘a better signing than Lionel Messi to Man City’, says Wayne Rooney, who makes bold PL title race claim,
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