Liverpool have reportedly reached an agreement with European champions Bayern Munich for the transfer of Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
According to reports, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants the transfer completed on Friday so the Spaniard will be available to face Chelsea on Sunday.
Alcantara said his goodbyes to Bayern, leaving their training ground on Thursday morning in order to complete his Premier League move.
It is understood the Spain international was due to arrive on Merseyside late on Thursday evening to complete the second part of a medical assessment, and finalise contract terms on a four-year deal.
Liverpool will have to finalise the transfer of Alcantara before lunchtime on Friday so he can be available for Sunday’s game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.