Bayern’s Thiago wants Barca return

Thiago Alcantara has a desire to leave Bayern Munich this summer and wants to return to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

Diario Sport report the Spain international wants to return to the Camp Nou, five years after his departure, although Julen Lopetegui is said to want him at Real Madrid.

German outlet Bild reports new Bayern boss Niko Kovac wants to slim down his squad and the 27-year-old could be on his way out.

Thiago – whose brother Rafinha has returned to the Blaugrana following a loan spell at Inter – has had an injury-disrupted five years in Germany, limiting him to just 67 league starts in that timeframe.

Bayern are said to be demanding €70m for any potential deal for a player whom they signed in 2013 for €25m and scored seven goals in 31 appearances last season.

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