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.
— 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.
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.