Reports have it that Barcelona are set to release defender Jeremy Mathieu, despite having a year left on his contract.
The veteran defender will turn 34 this year, and could only manage 16 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions, scoring only one goal.
Injury plagued his season with Barcelona, with muscular, ankle and Achilles problems reducing his game time significantly.
Mathieu spent the last two seasons with Barcelona and the former France international is expected to join Sporting CP.
Over the course of his career, he has won the Champions League, two Liga crowns and the Copa del Rey on three occasions.