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Thiago ‘call’ with Arteta

Mikel Arteta reportedly held talks with Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara over a move to the Emirates Stadium, according to reports in France, via talkSPORT.

Thiago has been heavily linked with a switch to the Reds this summer, but if these previous reports are to be believed, then Arsenal are also interested in the 29-year-old.

Arsenal have been tracking a creative midfielder all summer, with links to Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.

But when walking out of his post-game interview after Spain’s 1-1 draw with Germany last week, Thiago appeared to shrug off links to the Premier League.

The midfielder was asked: “Liverpool or Manchester?”

Thiago laughed and replied: “Ciao!” before saying: “Munich is my home and I’m so happy to be there.”

Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara gestures during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 23, 2020. (Photo by David Ramos / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DAVID RAMOS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by DAVID RAMOS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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