In what would be a rather surprising development, Bayern Munich might be compelled to sell Thiago Alcantara this summer. The 29-year-old’s contract expires in 2021 and while the Bavarian club are trying to extend it by a couple of years, progress has been slow on that front. 

Thiago has been one of Bayern’s best players in recent seasons and he’s been often hailed as one of the best passing midfielders of this generation. While there have been no official bids for Thiago’s services, it’s hypothesized that Liverpool could be interested in the €60m-rated midfielder. 

Thiago’s future wouldn’t have any direct bearing on Chelsea’s transfer plans this summer, but there could be a butterfly effect.