Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad claim they have agreed a deal for Internazionale winger Luis Figo.
The Portuguese winger will now travel to Jeddah on 5th January to sign a 17-month deal.
“It’s official now,” confirmed Al Ittihad manager Hamad Al Sanie .
“Figo will sign Friday or Saturday and he’ll arrive in Jeddah on 5th January when he’ll join the team.
“We chose Figo because he’s a big star and the coach of the team (Dmitri Davidovic) asked us to look for a midfielder and, after we suggested Figo to the coach, he welcomed the idea.
“The contract of Figo will be for 17 months but the fee is not disclosed.”
The loss of Figo, if confirmed, means that Inter may now reluctantly switch their attentions to former England captain David Beckham.
“I’ll try to convince him [Figo] to extend the deal he has with us and then we won’t have to talk about Beckham,” Moratti told Corriere dello Sport.
“The English player is a champion with a really high value, but in that role we have Figo who is better than Beckham and so I don’t see why Inter have to sign him.”