Espanyol appear to be closing in on Sunderland winger Julio Arca.
Spanish sources claim that the Barcelona-based outfit have struck a deal worth é¼1 million and will now finalise the agreement over the coming days.
The Black Cats want Arca to remain on Wearside, but they realise that relegation from The Premiership makes it difficult to keep hold of the Argentine.
Arca is reported to be keen on the chance to test himself in La Liga following six years in England.
A three-year contract with an option for a further season is on offer at Estadio Olimpico de Montjuic.