According to SportsDirectNews, Manchester United have agreed a £17 million fee with FC Barcelona for the transfer of Spain international Thiago Alcantara.
"United manager David Moyes wants to add quality to his midfielder this summer and can offer the Spaniard the regular starting XI berth he craves and SportsDirect News now understands the two clubs have agreed a fee of £17 million for the player."
The Red Devils had already agreed personal terms with the player in the past week but Barcelona were reluctant to accept their European rivals' transfer bid as they wanted to persuade Thiago to change his mind on leaving the Nou Camp.
However, the latest developments indicate that the Catalans have now given up hope of keeping hold of their prized asset and are willing to delve into the player's demands.
Thiago is keen to secure a place in Spain's 2014 World Cup squad. At Barcelona, he was only afforded limited playing time and the 22-year-old is not fully convinced whether the situation will change next term.