Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich after agreeing personal terms with on a £27m transfer.
Vidal, 31, who moved to Germany in 2015 from Juventus for £32m, met with Barça officials last week and is expected to travel to Catalonia for his medical having been declared surplus to requirements by new Bayern manager, Niko Kovac.
The Catalans turned to Vidal after negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain over a move for Adrien Rabiot hit a brick wall.
The experienced Chilean will battle for places in midfield with Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho among others.
The reigning La Liga champions are also close to completing a move for the Senegal defender Moussa Wagué, who became the youngest African to score in the World Cup finals in June.