Arsenal’s Alexander Hleb is undergoing a medical at Barcelona on Wednesday ahead of an £11.9m move to Camp Nou.
The Spanish outfit have confirmed on their official website that, providing Hleb passes his medical, he could sign his contract within 24 hours.
Hleb, 27, joined Arsenal from Stuttgart in 2005 in a deal worth £11.2m, and if he signs he will become Barcelona’s fifth summer signing following the arrivals of Seydou Keita, Gerard Pique, Martin Caceres and Daniel Alves.
The Belarussian international will become the third high profile player to leave the Emirates this summer, following the earlier departures of Matthieu Flamini to Milan and Jens Lehmann to Stuttgart. Midfielder Gilberto Silva is also expected to move within the next few days after agreeing personal terms with Panathinakos.