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The Catalans confirm they have reached an agreement with Los Che over the transfer of the Spain international this summer, with the fullback ready to sign a five-year contract.

Barcelona has announced on the club's official website that it has agreed a fee with Valencia for the signing of Jordi Alba.

The Blaugrana had long been linked with a move for the left back, and are now one step closer to completing the deal after negotiating a 14 million euro fee.

Alba will undergo a medical next week, and sign a five-year deal upon successful completion of his physical examination.

"Barcelona announce that today an agreement with Valencia has been reached for the transfer of Jordi Alba, pending a medical examination the player will undergo in Barcelona next week," an official statement reads.

"The cost of the transfer will be 14 million euros and the player will sign a contract for the next five seasons."

Alba, 25, is a product of the Barcelona youth academy, but failed to break into the first team at Camp Nou and left the club in 2005.

He will now return to his boyhood outfit after spells with Cornella, Gimnastic and Valencia. has a new podcast! Goal Daily Podcast is a MUST for all Soccer fans and discusses the very latest news and views. What’s more when you sign up the service is FREE for the first month and you can cancel anytime.

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