Barca cool on Thiago return

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is keen on a return to Barcelona but the club are not prioritising any deal, say reports in Spain.

The 27-year-old helped the German champions to the semi-finals of this season’s Champions League while El Mundo Deportivo state informal talks took place between his representatives and Barca a year ago.

The deep-lying central midfielder left the Camp Nou to join the Bavarians in 2013 and reportedly met with the Catalan giants’ sporting director Robert Fernandez last season.

Thiago’s wife and child still live in Barcelona and, after five full seasons in Germany, he is said to be open about the possibility of a move.

However, the club are not going to push any deal and another previous potential factor in the deal – linking up with his brother Rafinha – has been eliminated due to the latter’s loan switch to Inter.

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