Barcelona and Brazil full-back Dani Alves arrived in Turin on Sunday ahead of his move to Serie A champions Juventus, Sky Sports reports.
Alves, 33, has one year left on his current deal with Barcelona, however, the La Liga champions are willing to let him go on a free transfer after eight seasons with the Catalan giants, which saw him win 23 trophies, most notably six La Liga titles and three Champions League winner medals.
The Brazilian defender signed from Sevilla back in 2008 for a fee believed to be £30m including add-ons and went on to make 391 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 21 goals along the way.
Juventus are likely to confirm Alves’ signature later this week after he was part of the Brazilian squad that crashed out of the Copa America Centenario at the group stage in the United States earlier this month. He has won 89 caps for his country, scoring seven times and was part of the 2007 Copa America winning side.
The 33 year-old has been one of the best full-backs around during his time with Barcelona, but will face stiff competition from Juventus right back Stephan Lichsteiner, who currently holds the position.
However, Lichsteiner has been linked with a move away from Turin with Chelsea being touted as his next destination, which would see him reunited with his former boss Antonio Conte.
The Swiss captain was very diplomatic when speaking about their relationship with World Soccer in May: “He is a very good coach, we’ve had our differences because we are both stubborn people but in the end our relations were good.”
Lichsteiner’s Switzerland were knocked out of Euro 2016 by Poland on Saturday after drawing 1-1, thanks to a sensational Xherdan Shaqiri goal, but they went on to lose 5-4 on penalties after a glaring penalty miss from new Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka.