VfB Stuttgart have completed the loan signing of Barcelona winger Aliaksandr Hleb, the Spanish club have confirmed on their website.
The Belarus international had been expected to join Inter as part of the Zlatan Ibrahimovic-Samuel Eto'o swap deal but he decided against making a switch to the Italian champions.
Instead, Hleb has opted to sign for Stuttgart, where he played from 2000-05, on a season-long loan deal.
According to a statement issued by Barcelona, the Bundesliga outfit will pay Hleb's salary in full.
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona will pay Inter Milan an additional €3 million for Ibrahimovic after Hleb was excluded from the deal.
Luís Mira, Goal.com