Barcelona have reached ‘an agreement in principle’ with Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The two clubs have worked out a part-exchange deal involving Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto’o, with Alexander Hleb also reportedly being offered to the Italian club as well as a cash payment of €40million.
Inter revealed they were on the verge of signing Eto’o and Barca have now confirmed that Ibrahimovic is poised to agree a move to Camp Nou.
“There are agreements in principle with the player and with Inter and the documents are being drawn up,” sporting director Txiki Begiristain told Barca TV.
He added that Ibrahimovic could be presented as a Barcelona player as early as Monday.
One potential problem could be Hleb’s desire to stay at Barca.
“I have a contract with Barcelona and am currently preparing for the new season with the team,” the Belarus international told Sport Bild.
“My aim is to make the breakthrough here and be successful with this club.”
Hleb’s agent has also denied being contacted about a switch to Inter.
“Nobody has spoken to me or Alex about a possible transfer to Inter Milan,” said Uli Ferber.
“We are all a bit surprised about the recent press reports, which we cannot confirm.”