Paris Saint Germain have confirmed Lilian Thuram is to join them from Barcelona on a free transfer.
The 36-year-old defender found opportunities scarce last season at Camp Nou and at this stage of his career is desperate for playing time.
Following France's exit from Euro 2008 the classy stopper has moved quickly to make the move back to his homeland.
Thuram is to be presented to the media in the French capital on Friday, where it is expected PSG will confirm a one-year deal with an option for a further year has been agreed.
A key member of France's World Cup-winning side of 1998, Thuram has called time on his international career after a record 142 caps for his country.