Real Madrid Madrid and Barcelona to meet for the title

Real Madrid and Barca have agreed to a £110m fee for Manchester United defender Kevin De Bruyne, the Spanish club has confirmed.

According to Sky sources, Real Madrid will match Barcelona’s bid of £80m, which includes a £45m release clause.

The deal is the culmination of months of talks between Real Madrid, Barca and De Bruyn’s agent Mino Raiola, who is currently in Paris to discuss the agreement.

It is the latest major transfer for De Bruynes, who signed for Manchester in 2012 and has featured in almost all La Liga games this season.

The 22-year-old joined Manchester in January and has since been integral to the Blues’ promotion-chasing campaign, with his five goals in his last four games putting him ahead of fellow central defenders Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

“It’s great news for the team and the club,” De Bruys manager Jose Mourinho said in a statement.

“This agreement means that Kevin will get a new contract with Real Madrid as he’s wanted by the club for many years.”

He will be a great addition to our squad.”