There is shock amongst the Catalonia press this Wednesday night after it was reported that Dani Alves has agreed a three-year deal with Serie A champions Juventus.
Spanish radio station Cadena Ser announced that the Brazilian defender will exit the Camp Nou after eight years to join up with Massimiliano Allegri in Turin.
It is believed the deal, which will see no money change hands between the two clubs, could be announced as early as Friday to leave Barcelona's defence in turmoil.
This report follows an earlier report from Catalan newspaper Sport, which claimed Javier Mascherano had agreed a deal in principle with Juventus.
Barcelona sources have claimed they have no intention of selling the Argentine defender but the fact that he has agreed terms suggests he wants a fresh challenge away from La Liga alongside Alves.
Alves came close to leaving Barcelona last summer when his contract ran into its final weeks before an extension was eventually agreed. It was reported at the time that he had agreed a two-year deal with the Spanish club but it has since come to light that a ridiculous clause will leave Barcelona empty handed.
The clause states that Alves can leave for free this summer, essentially making the second year of the contract redundant. Talks with Juventus have apparently been going on for a month and, despite numerous offers, they eventually pushed through a deal.
Getting a new contract
This could, however, simply be a ploy for Alves to get a new contract with Barcelona. He has been guilty of doing that very thing in the past and these reports could be designed to scare the La Liga champions into extending his contract further.
But if it is true, it could be bad news for Arsenal fans, who have been waiting for Barcelona to come calling for their Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin. The 21-year-old was originally plucked from La Masia as a 15-year-old and has since gone on to become one of the Premier League's leading stars.
While Bellerin has committed his future to a life in London, there are few footballers who can resist the chance to play for arguably the biggest club in the world.