Jurgen Klopp remains keen to sign Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara this summer, though Liverpool’s hierarchy have reportedly made it clear he will need to sell before he can buy.

The German champions have been very open about Thiago’s decision to request a transfer this summer, with the Spaniard eager for a new challenge – though there have been no formal offers for his services yet.

Liverpool were heavily linked with the 29-year-old, with early reports even suggesting personal terms had been agreed, but their interest appears to have waned.

Now German magazine Kicker report that both Thiago and Klopp are still eager for the move to happen, but it is Liverpool’s hierarchy holding up the deal.