Barcelona are on the verge of completing the signing of Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne, according to reports in Spain. Both Mundo Deportivo and TV3 are claiming that the clubs have reached an agreement for the transfer of the 22-year-old France international, and a deal could be announced imminently.
The La Liga and Copa del Rey champions announced the arrival of Samuel Umtiti from Lyon on Tuesday (12 July), their second signing of the summer following the return of Denis Suarez from Villarreal. Barcelona paid €25m ( £21.1m, $27.8m) to lure the French centre-back to the Nou Camp, where he is expected to fight for a position in the first team with Javier Mascherano.
With the move completed, Luis Enrique has turned his attentions to the addition of a left-back to serve as cover for Jordi Alba. Adriano is expected to leave the side soon after falling out of favour.
On Monday, Mundo Deportivo reported Barcelona were ready to make a move for Digne, as PSG had slapped at €16m price tag on the player. Sport, meanwhile, suggested they were ready to engage in a summer battle with Liverpool and Spurs for the services of Germany international Jonas Hector.
TV3 has even claimed that the Frenchman could be presented to the media alongside his compatriot Umtiti on 14 July.
Digne spent a productive season on loan at Roma last campaign, with former PSG boss Laurent Blanc preferring Maxwell and Layvin Kurzawa in his team. Digne made 42 appearances for the Serie A side, earning a spot in France's squad for the European Championship.
However, the Ligue 1 billionaires have reportedly decided to cash in on the player and let him continue his career with Barcelona.