Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara was said to be absent from the Bundesliga champions’ COVID-19 tests today, as training is set to begin.
The Spain international has only just returned from international duty, but BILD chief writer Christian Falk is hinting this could be transfer-related.
In a tweet shared bright and early this morning, the German football expert @’d LFC, Gini Wijnaldum and Catalan giants Barcelona.
Our Story: @Thiago6 will not be in Munich for the Corona-Test Today for the training start. @FCBayern gave him a few more days off @BILD_Sport @lwurzi @LFC @FCBarcelona @GWijnaldum
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) September 8, 2020
The latest line from European journalists is that the Dutchman needs to be sold before Thiago can join Liverpool, with SPORT claiming as much.
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Falk says Bayern have given their midfield star a few more days off, presumably because he was just representing Spain in the Nations League.
It’ll be interesting to see if other players get the same treatment, with a host of international footballers in action over the last week or so.
Namely Trent Alexander-Arnold, who is expected to resume first team training at Melwood later this week to prepare for the Premier League.
The Reds look set to kick-off their season in style with three points in the bag, and the full-back’s inclusion maximises our chances.