LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Vodafone has agreed a deal with Kabel Deutschland to buy Germany's largest cable operator for 7.7 billion euros ($10.1 billion), snatching it from under the nose of John Malone's Liberty Global .

Announcing its largest deal since its 2007 move into India, Vodafone said it would pay 87 euros ($110) per share for the group in a bid to offer more competitive and comprehensive packages with television, fixed-line and broadband services to its existing mobile customers.

An announcement of an agreed deal between the two companies follows a last-minute challenge from Liberty Global after Europe's leading cable operator entered the fray earlier this month with an offer of 85 euros per share.

(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Paul Sandle)