Thiago Alcantara has reportedly already discussed potential wages with Manchester United but his demands are supposedly too high for Ed Woodward and co.
But Liverpool are at the front of the queue for the Spaniard and Thiago wants to move to Anfield.
The 29-year-old is said to have told his Bayern team-mates that he wants to join up with Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside.
He has decided against signing a new Bayern contract and wants to embark on a new challenge for the final chapter of his career.
Liverpool are are cautious of the fact they can secure his services on a free transfer in January.
That's why they're tentative about paying his £25million valuation, which was previously set at £31m before Bayern softened their stance.
But with Barcelona braced to bid for Gini Wijnaldum, the wheels appear to be in motion for Liverpool to swoop for Thiago as his potential successor in midfield.
The Reds are now facing competition though from bitter rivals Manchester United.
Fredrik A N Flitvedt claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already spoken to the player and wages have already been discussed.
Thiago's wages are said to be too high for United, which would prove a major stumbling block.
United would have to convince the midfielder to join anyway given that he favours a move to Liverpool.
Not only that, but he will recall being snubbed by David Moyes in 2013 when he was desperate to move to Old Trafford.
Now he looks set to join Liverpool should the Premier League champions step up to the plate and pay the quoted figure.
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