Liverpool still able to sign Thiago from Bayern despite Champions League triumph

Liverpool's hopes of signing Thiago Alcantara have not been dashed by Bayern Munich winning the Champions League.

The industrious midfielder put in another fine display as the Bundesliga champions overcame Paris St-Germain 1-0 in Lisbon.

Alcatara has been consistently linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, with Bayern seemingly resigned to losing him.

The German giants snapped him up for a bargain after Barcelona failed to give him enough minutes to activate a £80m release clause in a new contract he signed in 2011.

And seven seasons down the line, Liverpool could be in line to capitalise on the 29-year-old's current contract situation.

Last month, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted Alcantara – who is out of contract at the Allianz Arena in 2021 – is seeking a new challenge.

But Reds fans who were worried that he may have changed his mind after winning yet another trophy can relax, according to BILD Sport's Christian Falk.

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"Because @JanAageFjortoft asked me about the Future of @Thiago6: Thiago didn't change his mind last night," he tweeted.

"So his Future will still be in @LFC if the club pays the transfer fee to Bayern."

As well as winning the Champions League with Bayern, Alcantara has won the Bundesliga title for the last seven seasons in a row after joining from Barcelona in July 2013.

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick joked that his player had actually chosed to continue his spell at the club after the 1-0 win, which was secured thanks to Kingsley Coman's header.

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"He told me he's staying," the Bayern boss joked after the match. "I just thanked him for our time together, just like I did with every other player.

"I don't know and he doesn't know yet either [where his future lies], because we all focused on this Champions League final.

"I think we will have to wait what the following days will bring."

Bayern Munich are holding out for a fee of £27m for Alcantara, who has won 37 caps for Spain.

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