Udinese star Alexis Sanchez has stated that Barcelona would be a 'splendid destination' following reports a switch is imminent.
The Chile international has been the subject of interest from several of Europe's top sides, with Manchester City and Manchester United rumoured to be amongst his suitors.
But it is suggested Barca are closing in on a deal to land the 22-year-old, who joined Udinese from Cobreloa in 2006.
"Barcelona would be a splendid destination," Sanchez told Futbol. "The interest of great clubs in me makes me proud. It means I am doing well.
"I want to progress, play and win important trophies and to do this you need to play for the most prestigious clubs. Therefore I hope to have this chance."