Date: 8th July 2013 at 4:44pm
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Our summer long link with the young Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara could soon be reaching a conclusion.

One of the more respected of newspapers, the Observer, is convinced that a deal for the twenty-two year old will be concluded sometime this week.

Amongst the column inches the newspaper devoted to the story is the inference that the transfer fee will be £17 million and that Thiago will put pen-to-paper on a five year deal.

Naturally, when / if anything is finally sealed we`ll report further on the matter!