By Dominic King for MailOnline
Published: 09:36 BST, 17 September 2020 | Updated: 10:18 BST, 17 September 2020
Liverpool have agreed a £27million fee with Bayern Munich for Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
The Spain international has been persistently linked with the Premier League champions since July, when he made it clear that he would not be signing another contract in Germany.
Thiago has 12 months remaining on his current terms and Bayern want to recoup £27m.
Liverpool have agreed a £27m fee with Bayern Munich for Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara
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Jurgen Klopp has been tight-lipped about Thiago whenever he has been asked him in recent months, acknowledging simply that he is 'an excellent player', but it is now clear he wants to add the 29-year-old to his squad.
Michael Edwards, Liverpool's Sporting Director, has been in discussions with his counterpart at Bayern, Hasan Salihamidzic, and while there has been no agreement yet it now appears the transfer is heading in only one direction – Thiago is heading to Anfield.