Barcelona set to sign Kevin Prince Boateng on loan from Sassuolo

Kevin Prince Boateng
Image: Kevin Prince Boateng could make a shock move to Barcelona

Former Portsmouth midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng is close to joining Barcelona on loan from Italian side Sassuolo.

Sky Sports News understands Barcelona will pay around £1.75m to borrow the 31-year-old for the rest of the season with an option to buy for £7m in the summer.

Sassuolo general director Giovanni Carnevali will fly to Barcelona later on Monday and a deal is expected to be finalised later this week.

Boateng only joined Sassuolo in the summer and has scored four goals in 13 Serie A outings, recently playing in a more advanced role.

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His previous spell in La Liga was a successful one, Boateng scoring 10 goals in 28 appearances for Las Palmas in 2016-17 before leaving for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Boateng's Europe-hopping career has also seen him play for Hertha Berlin, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Milan.

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Barcelona have been looking to bolster their attacking options since allowing Munir El Haddadi to join Sevilla.

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