Is it game over for Liverpool with regards to signing Thiago Alcantara? It might well be.
The Bayern Munich midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the newly-crowned Premier League champions in recent weeks.
On Friday, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that the 29-year-old star wanted to leave the Allianz Arena club.
Thiago, who is reportedly game to join Liverpool, has had his price slashed by £9 million and a club could sign him for as little as £26 million now, according to Bild.
The Reds could surely find that amount of money, having failed to afford the £45 million needed to sign Timo Werner earlier this summer, but there’s a problem in the form of Paris Saint-Germain.
According to Le10 Sport, the mega-rich French giants have one-upped Liverpool in the Thiago race by making an offer for the former Barcelona starlet.
This should scare fans of the Anfield club because not only can PSG potentially blow their side out of the water financially, but life in the French capital, playing with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, is an attractive proposition for any footballer.
Liverpool haven’t even made an offer yet, which means they’re behind and if the PSG thing is true, they might never get ahead of them.