There has been another twist in the Thiago Alcantara transfer saga as the midfielder has denied that he has asked to leave Bayern Munich.

Thiago's future has been one of the stories of the transfer window so far as the 29-year-old was thought to be leaving the Bundesliga and European champions after apparently informing the club's hierarchy he won't be signing a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in 2021.

Plenty of top European clubs have been linked with the Spaniard after he played a crucial role in Bayern's march to a second treble triumph.

Premier League champions Liverpool are the favourites to sign Thiago as they look to improve their squad ahead of their title defence but Manchester United have also been heavily linked.