Dani Alves is returning to Camp Nou, multiple sources have reported.
The Brazilian is expected to be announced next week. He will immediately commence training with the squad.
However, La Liga transfer rules mean the veteran full-back cannot be registered as a Barca player until the transfer window opens.
The January transfer window will open on January 2.
Barcelona have an away game against Mallorca scheduled for this day.
It’s likely the 38-year-old will be handed his second debut for the Catalans in this game.
If paperwork is not ready for him to play on January 2, Dani Alves will likely feature in the following game.
It could be a Spanish Cup Round of 16 fixture on January 5, if Barcelona are not eliminated from the competition earlier.
If Barca are knocked out of the Spanish Cup before Round of 16, then Dani will be able to make an appearance against Granada on January 9.