Thiago Alcantara is reportedly keen to complete his move to Liverpool but the Reds must first offload players in order to raise the transfer fee.
But, according to Kicker in Germany, Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group have said the club must first raise Thiago’s £27million fee by selling players.
They also report that some doubts remain at Anfield over the midfielder’s age, injury history and where he would fit into the side.
There have been suggestions that Naby Keita will be the player sold by Liverpool to make way for Thiago.
But despite his injury struggles, there are doubts over whether swapping the 25-year-old from Guinea for a player four years his senior is a good move.
Thiago made it clear he will not sign a new contract before his current deal expires in 2021, and as a result the Germans need to cash in this summer to avoid losing him on a free next season.
The midfielder has been with Bayern since 2013, winning a total of 15 trophies. He has the chance to complete the Treble before leaving with the club still in this season’s Champions League.