By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline
Published: 13:57 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 14:34 BST, 13 September 2020
Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness believes Liverpool and Manchester United are 'blackmailing' the Champions League winners over the signing of Thiago Alcantara.
The Spanish international has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, and has made it known to the German club that he wants to explore a new challenge with just a year left on his contract.
Premier League champions Liverpool are the frontrunners, with United also interested, but Hoeness has accused the two English clubs of underhand tactics in order to sign the 29-year-old for a cheaper fee later in the window.
Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has accused Liverpool and Man Utd of 'blackmail'
Bayern midfielder Thiago is keen for a new challenge with just a year left on his current deal
'It is a difficult situation,'