São Paulo’s Douglas close to Barcelona move, according to reports
São Paulo’s Douglas is close to a move to Barcelona, according to Diario AS who feel “the deal is only required to be put in writing."
Inside Spanish Football reported the news on the right-back, who has been linked with the Catalan club for the past few weeks.
The move has been met with widespread confusion but it is felt to be closer than ever, although the 24-year-old may not end up at the Camp Nou until next season.
His transfer hinges on the future of fellow Brazilian Dani Alves, who has also been linked with a move throughout the summer and has been predicted by many to be leaving Barcelona after six years at the La Liga outfit.
If Douglas does move to the Spanish side it will be for a €6 million fee. However, despite Diario AS reporting the transfer is close – no official confirmation has come from either club yet.