Douglas will arrive in Barcelona this coming week
Barça and Sao Paulo have reached an agreement for Douglas and the Blaugrana will make the move official after the Elche game
Barcelona will announce the signing of Brazilian right-back Douglas next week, complying with Luis Enrique's wish that nothing disrupts his team's preparation for the opening weekend of la Liga.
The player is ready to to come to Barcelona as soon as the move is made official: The operation between Sao Paulo and Barça is totally closed for a fee of €6million and the two clubs are now just waiting for the moment when they can officially announce the deal.
Barça's sporting directors will meet on Monday and the signing could be made official after that. If that is the case, Douglas would arrive in the city on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Douglas, 24, remains in Sao Paulo, but he is unlikely to play for the Brazilian side again. He trainied with the club yesterday but suffered a thigh injury and will not play in Sunday's match against Santos, just in case he did more damage which could affect the transfer.
He is seen as a substitute for Dani Alves in the Barça first team. As soon as he is presented, he will be incorporated into Luis Enrique's training sessions.