RUMOURS: Nolito and Denis Suarez close to Barcelona move

The Catalans will are reportedly close to completing deals for the two forwards and hope to announce their arrivals next week

Barcelona are closing in on the signings of Nolito and Denis Suarez, according to reports in Spanish newspaper Sport.

Nolito is expected to arrive on a loan deal from Celta Vigo until the end of the season before rejoining the Catalans - who he once represented briefly - permanently on a three-year deal.

The fee expected to be paid in the summer will be in the region of the forward's buyout clause set close to €18 million.

Suarez, meanwhile, is only likely to cost €3.5m, though that deal will include a number of clauses meaning the final fee could be much higher.

However, the player's current club, Villarreal, are keen to sign a replacement for the 22-year-old before they confirm his departure.