Xavi to recruit a 31-year-old former Chelsea player for Barcelona

Xavi wishes to sign Oriol Romeu, a former Chelsea and Southampton midfielder, this summer.

Romeu, 31, joined Girona from Southampton in the summer of 2014, but he is now expected to join Barcelona.

Before transferring to Stamford Bridge in 2011, the former Chelsea star began his career at Barcelona.

In two seasons with Chelsea, he won both the FA Cup and the Champions League.

In 2011, he was transferred to Southampton, where he competed for seven seasons.

Fabrizio Romano, a football transfer expert, claims that his medicals with Barcelona are complete.

The final step for his relocation is to sign the contracts, and the transaction is expected to be finalized this week.