Barcelona have agreed to signal France centre-back Jules Kounde from Sevilla for a reported switch payment of 50m euros (£41.85m).
Nevertheless, Barca say the deal is topic to the 23-year-old passing a medical.
Kounde, who has received 11 France caps since his debut in 2021, had lately been linked with a transfer to Chelsea.
The defender has made 133 appearances for Sevilla, and received the Europa League in his first season there after becoming a member of from Bordeaux in 2019.
He additionally began in France’s 2-1 victory in opposition to Spain in final 12 months’s Nations League remaining.
Kounde’s imminent arrival on the Nou Camp follows Barcelona’s signing of Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich for £42.6m, and Brazil winger Raphinha’s arrival from Leeds in a £55m transfer.
Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie and Denmark defender Andreas Christensen have additionally joined supervisor Xavi’s aspect on free transfers from AC Milan and Chelsea respectively, whereas France winger Ousmane Dembele has signed a contract extension.