Marc Bartra is set to leave Barcelona for Borussia Dortmund, the Catalan club has confirmed.
The defender follows Dani Alves in leaving the club, with reports also linking Javier Mascherano with an exit from the club.
And despite the sporting director, Robert Fernandez stating he would not be allowed to leave the club, Barcelona have released a statement negating that.
A statement from the Blaugrana read: “FC Barcelona announce that German club Borussia Dortmund have informed them of their desire to activate the buy out clause for the player Marc Bartra, according to which the Club is obliged to facilitate the transfer of the player for the price of 8 million euros.
“Marc Bartra arrived at the Club at the age of 12 and is a fine representative of the values embodied by la Masia, both as a player and as a person.
“The defender has spent more than half his life at FC Barcelona and with the first team he won five league titles, two Champions Leagues, two Copa del Rey, two European Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and one Club World Cup.
The defender has made 103 professional appearances for Barcelona since his debut on February 14 2010 against Atletico Madrid.