According to Portuguese publication A Bola, Jeremy Mathieu will touch down in Lisbon on Monday to undergo a medical at Sporting de Portugal.
Mathieu also wanted by Fenerbahçe, Marseille
The club intend to secure the Barcelona defender’s signature as soon as possible, in anticipation of offers from Fenerbahçe and Marseille. Sporting, managed by Jorge Jesús, have had their eyes on the Frenchman for a couple of months.
Mathieu, who will turn 34 years old in October, is not in the plans of Ernesto Valverde, the new boss at Camp Nou. It is unknown as to whether Barcelona would demand a fee for the player.
Barcelona may opt for Marlon
His departure also raises the question of how Barça will go about supplementing the left side of defence. They may enter the transfer market in search of cover for Jordi Alba, or place confidence in young Brazilian in Marlon, who is more at home in the centre of defence.