Liverpool have agreed a fee of around €30m (£27m) to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcántara.
The Premier League champions have been strongly linked with 29-year-old Thiago all summer but had delayed making a bid, prompting rumours that Manchester United were ready to come in and strike a late deal to sign the Spaniard who has just one year left on his Bayern contract.
Liverpool have always been Thiago’s preference, however, and The Athletic have revealed that Jürgen Klopp’s side have finally made their move to bring him to Anfield. Bayern chiefs made it clear that they wanted Thiago’s future sorted out before the Bundesliga season starts on Friday, and Liverpool have now agreed to the German side’s demands. Liverpool are yet to reach an agreement with Thiago over personal terms, although that is not expected to be a problem.
Both parties want the move to go through and are prepared to sit down and thrash out a deal in the near future.