Juventus have agreed to bring former Italy defender Andrea Barzagli back to Serie A on Wednesday following a three-year spell at Wolfsburg.
Juve said in a statement the 29-year-old was in Turin to complete his medical and sign an as yet unspecified contract.
“Andrea Barzagli is in Turin to undergo his medical. As usual, the examinations will take place in three Juventus-trusted establishments: The Fornaca clinic of Sessant, the Institute for Sport Medicine and the Isokinetic physiotherapy centre.
“After the medical, Barzagli who has played for Wolfsburg since 2008, will move to the club’s headquarters in Corso Galileo Ferraris to define the last details that will determine his transfer from the German club to Juventus.”
The former Palermo player, a member of Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning squad, will provide backup for Azzurri centre half pairing Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.
His arrival suggests Nicola Legrottaglie may be allowed to leave with Brescia and Cesena interested in the veteran defender.