Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has admitted that he is keen to keep Thiago Alcantara at the Allianz Arena.
However, Flick has suggested that he hopes to show the Spaniard that he remains an important player by handing him a start in tomorrow's German Cup final.
Speaking at a press conference, Flick said: "I hope that he won't leave. The surgery was not so long ago. But everything went as planned. He can play from the start tomorrow. He is 100% fit."
The playmaker has made 29 starts and six substitute outings in all competitions this season, contributing three goals and two assists.