Barcelona agree Gudjohnsen deal
Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen from Premiership champions Chelsea.
The Spanish giants announced the 27-year-old will finalise a four-year deal after undergoing a medical at the Nou Camp at 1200 BST.
It is thought the current La Liga champions will pay in the region of £8m for a player that cost Chelsea £4m six years ago.
Gudjohnsen has scored 86 goals in 263 Blues appearances.
Italian Gianfranco Zola is the only non-British player to have played more games for the club.
Andriy Shevchenko's £30m arrival had forced Gudjohnsen further down the Chelsea pecking order, while Barca were keen for a direct replacement for Henrik Larsson.
Barcelona, who clinched their second La Liga title in a row last month, have been on the trail of several strikers.
But their attempts to land Arsenal's Thierry Henry and Diego Forlan of Villarreal were thwarted.
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol welcomed the club's latest signing ahead of Spain's World Cup opener against Ukraine on Wednesday.
He told Mundo Deportivo newspaper: "I've played against him and he's a great player. He's fast, quick, scores goals and could be really good for us."