Barca agree deal for Arthur

The LaLiga giants have reached an agreement to secure first option on the midfielder, who would cost €30 million plus €9 million in variable amounts.

The 21-year-old is set to become the third Brazilian to join Ernesto Valverde's charges, following the arrivals of Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho.

"FC Barcelona and the Brazilian club Gremio de Porto Alegre have reached an agreement on a purchase option for the player Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo, whereas FC Barcelona may exercise this right on the player's federative rights during July of 2018," the club confirmed on their website.

"In the event that the Club finally exercises the option signed, the price of the transfer is set at €30m plus €9m in variable amounts."