Barcelona have completed the signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich in a £27m deal after agreeing personal terms with the Chile midfielder.
The 31-year-old, who moved to Germany in 2015 from Juventus for £32m, met Barça officials last week and passed his medical after being granted permission to leave by the new Bayern manager, Niko Kovac.
Italian side Inter Milan were considered frontrunners for Vidal’s signature but Barcelona swooped in to make the midfielder their fourth summer signing following the arrivals of Clement Lenglet from Sevilla and the Brazilian pair of Arthur and Malcom from Gremio and Bordeaux respectively.
Barça are also close to completing a move for the Senegal defender Moussa Wagué, who became the youngest African to score in the World Cup finals in June. The 19-year-old is initially expected to join Barcelona’s B side from the Belgian club Eupen.