Earlier this week, Barca coach Valverde said that there would be no more departures.
However, it seems that one has already been agreed.
AC Milan officials are in Barcelona to conclude the transfer of defender Jean-Clair Todibo, according to multiple reports. Both AS and El Mundo Deportivo are running reports that a delegation from the Milanese giants including sporting director Frederic Massara are in the Catalan capital.
Earlier this week reports in Italy claimed discussions are at an advanced stage between the club’s transfer chiefs Paolo Maldini and Eric Abidal. Now, according to Sky Italia, Jean-Clair Todibo has given the all-clear to join AC Milan.
The Rossoneri sporting director Frederic Massara was in Spain last night and this morning for face-to-face talks with Todibo, joined by agent Bruno Satin. And according to the well-renowned journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the meeting went well and the 20-year-old accepted the basic premise of a San Siro move.
The two clubs now have to thrash out a deal, but all three are eager to get some guarantees out of it. This should result in AC Milan taking Todibo on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season, for a reported €20 million, while Barcelona retain a counter-option to bring him back.
He only joined from Toulouse a year ago for €1 million and has made just three competitive appearances this season. This would enable the Frenchman to play regularly and prove himself before choosing whether to remain at AC Milan or return to Camp Nou.