Matheus Fernandes is to undergo a medical at Barcelona on Friday ahead of signing a five-year deal following a move from Brazilian outfit Palmeiras, meanwhile Francisco Trincao is on the 

verge of joining the club - but won't link up with the side until the summer.


The deal for Fernandes marks the end of weeks of discussions, with La Blaugrana securing the highly-rated midfielder who burst onto the scene in his homeland with some commanding displays for Vanderlei Luxemburgo's side.

​Barça had been attempting to strike a deal that fell within the brackets of Financial Fair Play, but look to have finally secured the 21-year-old, who has only made 12 senior appearances for Palmeiras.


News of the deal comes courtesy of ​UOL Esporte, who reveal that a €7m fee has been agreed ahead of a five-year deal. Fernandes will not link up with Quique Setien's side this season, however, and will instead be immediately loaned to Real Valladolid until the end of the current ​La Liga campaign.


There is further movement at Camp Nou according to ​ESPN, who have revealed that Trincao is to join from S.C. Braga after a deal was struck over a €30m move for the 20-year-old forward.


Trincao will join the Spanish side in the summer, when Barça will make a decision on whether to include him in the first team or send him out on loan for any duration of the 2021/22 campaign. As part of the deal, Abel Ruiz will head to Portugal, with the striker set to join Braga on an initial loan deal before making the move permanent at the end of the season.

Francisco Trincao

While the club have brought in a striker this window, the fact that Trincao will not link up with the squad this month would suggest Setien's side are still on the lookout for a Luis Suarez stop-gap. However, ESPN add that the club have decided to wait until the summer to secure the striker they're after when more funds are available. 


The likes of Lautaro Martinez and Neymar are on their shortlist, having failed to sign first choice targets Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Rodrigo Moreno this window.


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