Marcos Alonso has officially terminated his contract with Barcelona.
The Chelsea defender ended his six-year spell with the club to join Spanish giants Barcelona on a three-year contract.
He is expected to complete his medical and sign his contract by the end of the day.
He was deemed surplus to Chelsea and the Spaniard want a new challenege elsewhere.
Chelsea said in a statement: “Marcos Alonso has left Chelsea by mutual consent, ending a six-year association with the club in which he lifted plenty of trophies and supplied Blues fans with so many memorable goals.
“A thoughtful and extremely likeable man off the pitch, Alonso was the epitome of suave around Cobham, but it is his impact in the final third that will linger longest in the mind when his six thoroughly successful seasons in SW6 are reflected upon in the years to come.
Everyone at Chelsea Football Club would like to thank Marcos for his service to the Blues and wish him all the very best for the rest of his career.”