Chelsea’s left winger Marcos Alonso’s transfer to Barcelona is nearing completion following the £62 million purchase of Marc Cucurella from Brighton.
Alonso is thought to have bid farewell to workers at Chelsea’s Cobham training base as he prepares to leave this weekend.
In six years with the Blues, he won five major championships and appeared in over 200 games.
The 31-year-old agreed to personal terms months ago and has a two-year contract in place.
However, La Liga informed Barcelona on Friday that they would be unable to register any of their new recruits until additional cuts were made.
They are reported to be £126 million shy of the needed sum to fulfill financial requirements, so they must continue to reduce player salaries and unload players like Frenkie de Jong, with Chelsea and Manchester United interested in the midfielder.
If the transfer is approved, Alonso will join the ranks of players like as Luis Figo, Michael Laudrup, and Ronaldo Nazario in playing for both Real Madrid and Barcelona.
After a failed bid for another Chelsea defender, Cesar Azpilicueta, the fullback might be a vital addition for Barcelona.