Arturo Vidal is on the verge of becoming a Juventus player, as Bayer Leverkusen have agreed to sell their star man for €12 million, with Mohamed Sissoko going the other way, according to Sky Sport Italia.
The Chile international midfielder is entering the last year of his contract, and following his excellent performances at the BayArena in 2010-11, is keen to move to pastures new.
Bayern Munich and AC Milan among others have been linked with the South American, who has just featured for his nation at the Copa America, but it looks like Antonio Conte's side have won the race for his signature.
The 24-year-old's current employers are reluctant to sell to their domestic German rivals, and Goal.com earlier this week exclusively revealed that the player's agent was in Turin to hold transfer talks.
Juve director Giuseppe Marotta met with Vidal's agent, Fernando Felicevich, for two hours to iron out a deal, which was agreed to the satisfaction of all parties.
Personal terms of a five-year contract, worth €3 million per year were also settled on. Vidal will join the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Reto Ziegler and Stephan Lichtsteiner as new additions to the squad, as the Italian giants look to get back into top four contention.
Meanwhile, Sissoko has found first team opportunities in Italy limited of late, and will relish the chance to reinvigorate his career elsewhere.