Liverpool closing in on second summer signing

Liverpool are closing in on their second deal in this transfer window after agreeing to sign Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for £27m ($35m).

The clubs have been in discussions since the start of the week and the agreement is almost 100% complete.

Alcantara who is in his final year at German giants will sign his contract with the Reds until June 2024 and will wear the No 6 shirt at Anfield. Once the transfer is completed, the EPL champions would have beaten Manchester United in the race to sign the midfielder.

Liverpool have already snapped up Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas.

Meanwhile, Gini Wijnaldum who is wanted by Ronald Koeman at Barcelona is expected to remain on Merseyside and see out his deal as things stand.

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