Liverpool are not pursuing a proposed deal to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, TEAMtalk have been told.

Widespread reports suggested Liverpool officials had agreed terms with Thiago’s advisers over a £30m transfer.

But Anfield insiders were quick to dismiss those stories, as they denied they had held talks over a possible transfer.

Now TEAMtalk have been informed once more that Liverpool have made no attempts to bring Thiago to Anfield. Even though manager Jurgen Klopp has previously confirmed he is an admirer of the 29-year-old midfielder.

Liverpool’s policy of signing young players has proved to be highly successful in recent years.

So a move to Thiago would have been something of a diversion from that policy.

His future at Bayern remains in doubt after the club confirmed he had rejected a new contract offer. That means he has just one year left on his current deal.