Barcelona have activated the buy-back clause in Everton forward Gerard Deulofeu’s contract.
The Spain Under-21 captain was not part of Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s plans last season and spent the campaign on loan at AC Milan.
It is understood Barcelona had until July 1 to activate the clause, which will reportedly cost them £10.5million, and now they have done that Deulofeu, 23, will sign a two-year contract.
The Catalan giants sold their La Masia graduate to the Toffees for £4.3m in 2015.
“FC Barcelona have activated the buy-back clause for Gerard Deulofeu,” said a Barcelona statement.
“In the following days the terms will be agreed with both Everton and the player. Deulofeu’s contract will run until June 30 2019.”