Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto is set to sign a new one-year contract with the Spanish giants.
The 34-year-old reserve keeper is currently under contract until the end of the season but the new deal would keep him at Camp Nou until June 2011.
Barca sporting director Txiki Begiristain confirmed the Spaniard is close to pledging his future to the club.
"We are already in contact with his representatives and I expect that soon we will sign," Begiristain told Spanish newspaper Marca.
Pinto initially joined the European champions on loan from Celta Vigo in 2008 as cover for first-choice shot-stopper Victor Valdes.