The Brazilian picked up an injury during the World Cup but is on track to recover in time for the new La Liga season, with the pre-season clash with Leon on August 18 his target
The Brazilian fractured his back during the World Cup quarter-final victory over Colombia and sat out the losses to Germany and Netherlands in the semi-final and third-place play-off.
However, he is hoping to return to Barcelona for pre-season on August 5 before featuring in the annual Gamper game at Camp Nou.
"Im slowly recovering from the injury. I'll get to Barcelona 100 per cent," he told reporters at a promotional event in Brazil.
"I want to have a good season and I'm looking forward to helping my team-mates get good results. I also want to contribute to the Brazil team.
"I'm confident of playing in the Gamper game on August 18."