The midfielder was determined to leave Bayern Munich, and the Germans were happy to let him go, as he had a year left on his contract.
A move to Liverpool always seemed the most likely, and it is where he ended up signing.
But The Guardian claims Barca tried to lure him back, after making a late bid.
However, they did not convince the player, as he had set his heart on Jurgen Klopp‘s team and the Premier League.
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