Barcelona have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to sign Chile midfielder Arturo Vidalin a deal reportedly worth 30 million euros ($35 million).
The midfielder was made available by Bayern at the beginning of the summer but looked set to return to Serie A before Barcelona entered talks on Thursday.
“FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the transfer of Arturo Vidal.
“The agreement is for the next three seasons and is pending the medical examination that the player will undertake over the course of the next few days.
“FC Barcelona will shortly inform everyone about the arrival of the player and the agenda of the presentation ceremony,” said Barcelona on their website.
Vidal was whisked away from Bayern’s pre-season training base on Friday morning with the club’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic to finalise the details.
The chilean will reportedly earn around nine million euros per season with the Spanish giants.
His arrival will make up for the surprise departure of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, who Barcelona loaned to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.