With Munir El Haddadi joining Sevilla this month, Barcelona are looking to bring in a replacement before the end of the winter transfer window.
Alvaro Morata was identified as a target, but the Chelsea striker is set to join Atletico Madrid, leaving the La Liga winners now have to look elsewhere in the market.
According to Sky Italia, the Catalan club have turned their attention towards Serie A, and have identified Kevin-Prince Boateng of Sassuolo.
‘Surprisingly’ the deal is now reported to be close after the two clubs found a ‘rough agreement’, and, according to the claims, the former Tottenham Hotspur man is set to leave his current employer and make a switch to Camp Nou.
The forward will join Ernesto Valverde’s side on a loan deal that will cost them €2m with a right to redemption set at €8m.
The 31-year-old can play anywhere in the front three and will be backup for Luis Suarez.
This season, Boateng has scored four goals and registered one assist in 13 appearances for Sassuolo.