Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has sensationally confirmed that highly-coveted midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to leave. 

The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the recently-crowned Bundesliga champions, and the stunning admission from the upper reaches of the club will place Liverpool on red alert.

The Anfield giants have often been touted to make a move for the former Barcelona talent - and boss Jurgen Klopp is also believed to be a fan of the Spain international.

His contract had been set to expire in 2021, and Bayern may now be forced into scrambling for a potential buyer this summer rather than allowing him to slip away on a free transfer a year later.