Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign the midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for €30m (£27.3m).

Liverpool had been reluctant to pay that much for a 29-year-old with one year on his contract but have accepted the need to meet Bayern’s demands to land Jürgen Klopp’s key target.

The Spain international is happy with the personal terms on offer at Liverpool and keen to move to the Premier League champions despite interest from Manchester United which never advanced to a bid.

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