Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara "100 per cent fit" for DFB-Pokal final


Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara "100 per cent fit" for DFB-Pokal final

Ahead of the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday June 4, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick has confirmed Thiago's availability.


The manager stated that "Thiago's operation wasn't that long ago, but all our plans have worked out."


Flick also added that Thiago has "handled the full workload since Wednesday, so can play from the start on Saturday. He's 100 per cent fit."


During the interview, Flick also stated that Javi Martinez and Corentin Tolisso are the only absentees, with Niklas Sule, who ruptured his cruciate ligament against Augsburg in September, also being available.


Thiago, who has been a target for Liverpool over the course of the last few weeks, is a big boost to Bayern's team, with the Spanish playmaker having a great season for the club, managing an average of 90.5% pass success rate in all competitions this season.


According to reports, negotiations seem to be in very advanced stages between the player and the club, with the transfer fee between the clubs the only stage of the transfer that still needs to be completed.


Bayern reportedly want €35 million for the Spaniard, quite a significant amount for a midfielder that is 29 and during the current climate.


Liverpool want to get Thiago for less, not wanting to pay that hefty amount in one go, possibly looking at other means of paying Liverpool through player exchanges or add-ons.


Thiago is yet to sign a new contract, with his current deal at Bavaria expiring in 2021, as Liverpool continue to monitor the ongoing situation.