Liverpool have reportedly agreed personal terms with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara ahead of a proposed move to Anfield during this summer's transfer window.
Thiago's contract at the Allianz Arena is due to expire next June, and he is widely expected to leave the European champions before the current market closes in early October.
Liverpool continue to be strongly linked with the Spain international, and according to Bild, the Reds have now agreed personal terms with the experienced midfielder.
However, the report claims that the Premier League champions are still finding it difficult to agree a transfer fee with the treble winners.
Bayern are allegedly not prepared to allow Thiago to leave for under £27.5m, but Liverpool feel that the figure is too high for a player who could discuss personal terms over a free transfer in January 2021.
Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in the 29-year-old, who has won seven Bundesliga titles during his time in German football.