Real Madrid reach agreement with former Barcelona star

Real Madrid have reportedly agreed personal terms with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara and are set to begin negotiations with the German giants over a summer deal.

Onda Cero’s El Transistor programme (h/t AS) reported on Friday that Los Blancos could sign Thiago as a replacement for Luka Modric, who has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.

It’s been reported that Bayern are willing to part ways with Thiago after they signed Leon Goretzka on a free transfer this summer, and Die Roten boss Niko Kovac would be open to selling the former Barcelona star for the right fee.

New Real manager Julen Lopetegui utilised Thiago prominently when he was boss of Spain’s national team, and it appears the playmaker would be willing to put his former Camp Nou loyalties aside to join their Clasico rivals.