Thiago Alcantara has hit out over speculation surrounding his future and claims he is yet to inform Bayern Munich he is ready to seek a new challenge.
The 29-year-old has spent the last seven years with the Bundesliga giants, playing a key role in their continued domestic dominance and was a pivotal part of last season’s treble-winning side.
Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rumennigge has publicly stated he expects Thiago to leave this summer with just one year remaining on his current contract.
Liverpool emerged as the early favourites to sign the gifted midfielder, but Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to meet Bayern’s €30million asking price, and is only likely to sanction a move if he loses one of his current first team squad members.
Manchester United, meanwhile, who came close to signing the player when he left Barcelona seven years ago, continue to be linked with a move despite the recent addition of Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
Addressing his future ahead of Spain’s match against Ukraine on Sunday, Thiago said; ‘I have not said at any time that I am leaving. Every year you put me in a different team.
‘I am on the sidelines, my future is tomorrow’s game right now. I neither care nor am I interested in what I know I talked.’