Manchester United will offer Thiago Alcantara €140,000-a-week, according to reports in the British Press.
Goal.com have claimed that the Premier League club have reached an agreement with the Blaugrana starlet, but are yet to come to an agreement with the Camp Nou club itself.
The website insists that 'sources' are confident that an €18m will go through, despite reported interest from Bayern Munich and late attempts from Tito Vilanova's men to keep the 22-year-old.
Thiago's current contract in the Catalan capital runs until 2015, but his original release clasue of €90m decreased dramatically after he failed to play a set amount of minutes during last season.
The €7.2m annual salary will see the Spain international earn more than the likes of Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck.