Eidur reaches Barca accord

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Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has agreed a deal with Barcelona and will sign a four-year deal on Wednesday, provided he passes a medical.

The Blues gave the Icelandic international permission to head to Barcelona to discuss a move after agreeing a fee with the Catalans on Tuesday.

With the arrival of Andrei Shevchenko at Stamford Bridge increasing the likelihood that Gudjohnsen would be restricted to a bit-part role, he opted to listen to the proposal from Barca.

Camp Nou officials put a four-year deal on the table and the former Bolton man wasted little time before agreeing terms.

Barca view Gudjohnsen as the ideal man to fill the void left by Henrik Larsson's departure and they will unveil their new man at a press conference at 12pm.

The only stumbling block is the mandatory medical, but provided Gudjohnsen passes the tests he will be a Barcelona player later on Wednesday.

Gudjohnsen has proved to be one of the classiest strikers in England over the course of the last eight years and his technical qualities are sure to fit in well at Camp Nou.

His move will come as a blow to the host of Premiership clubs who had been alerted to his availability.