Spanish giants, Real Madrid, are set to sign former Barcelona star, Thiago Alcantara, following the departure of midfielder, Mateo Kovacic on loan to Chelsea.
According to Onda Cero, Bayern Munich have transfer-listed the midfielder and are open to negotiate. Thiago is a player who Real Madrid’s new Spanish coach, Julen Lopetegui, holds in high esteem.
Madrid will attempt to sign the Spaniard from Bayern Munich, as the player is expected to leave the club this summer.
Unlike the English transfer window which has closed, European clubs still have until August 31 to do business in the transfer market.
Spanish radio station, Onda Cero claim that Los Blancos have now reached an agreement with Thiago, but negotiations with Bayern are still to come.
Alcantra is said to be the only player new manager, Julen Lopetegui, requested for while taking over as Real Madrid boss.
The 27-year-old, who spent his early career honing his talents in Barcelona’s la masia, is still under contract with Bayern until June 2021, but after five seasons in Munich where he has forced himself up the midfield pecking order, he could be open to taking on a new challenge – especially if it means he is reunited with Julen Lopetegui.