Liverpool have Thiago offer accepted

English Premier League

Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool have had an official bid accepted for Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara.

Following months of speculation linking Thiago with a move to Anfield, news broke on Thursday morning that Jurgen Klopp's side had made an official offer to Bayern for the Spain international's signature.

According to The Athletic, whose website crashed following the announcement due to high traffic volumes, the parties are close to agreeing a deal worth a reported £27 million (R572 million).

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These reports have since been confirmed by various publications across England, all of whom suggest that negotiations between Liverpool and the Bundesliga giants have reached an advanced stage.

Thiago would become the club's second signing of the season after Greece international Kostas Tsimikas was signed from Olympiacos for £11.75 million (R249 million) last month.

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