Barcelona agree fee for Sevilla star Adriano
Barcelona are in talks with Sevilla wing-back Adriano after the two clubs reached a preliminary agreement on a transfer fee of €13.5 million.
The 25-year-old Brazilian, who can operate at left-back and on the left side of midfield, is discussing personal terms with the Spanish champions and is poised to become the second new arrival at Camp Nou this summer following David Villa's switch from Valencia.
"The deal is practically done,'' Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido told the club's official website. "On Saturday I received a call from (Barcelona president) Sandro Rosell and negotiations started.
"Adriano is negotiating with the club but between Barcelona and Sevilla there is a preliminary agreement in place.'
"It's a very good offer considering the years that Adriano has been with us and his performance in the past two seasons. The player also wanted to open a new chapter in his career.
"The offer was accepted because it was good and because the player wanted to leave. He leaves the club on a high note having won six trophies out of seven finals played. We are eternally grateful to him.''
Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not leave Barcelona this summer, according to Rosell. The Sweden international has been linked with a return to Serie A with AC Milan and Juventus reportedly keen to acquire the services of the 28-year-old striker.
"He is our player until our coaching staff says otherwise,'' said Rosell on the club's official website. "For the time being they have said they want him.''
The arrival of Spanish striker David Villa at Barca from Valencia earlier this summer, increased claims Ibrahimovic could be on his way out of Camp Nou.
Ibrahimovic joined Barca last season from Inter Milan and is under contract with the Spanish champions until June 2014.