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Arsenal have agreed terms with Barcelona for  the transfer of midfielder Alex Song to the Spanish side.

The 24-year-old Cameroon international will  now travel to the Nou Camp to agree personal terms and undergo a medical,  Arsenal announced in a statement on their website.

Barcelona confirmed in a statement the fee  for Song will be £15million.

The Barcelona statement read: ‘Barcelona have  agreed a deal with Arsenal for the transfer of Alex Song to the Nou Camp. The  fee is €19m (£15m).

‘The Cameroon international midfielder will  sign for the next five seasons with a release clause of €80m  (£63m).

‘On Monday he’ll have a medical and then join  the rest of the squad for the official team presentation at the Joan Gamper  Trophy.’

Barca, who begin their La Liga campaign  against Real Sociedad on Sunday, face Sampdoria in the Joan Gamper Trophy on  Monday evening at the Nou Camp.

Arsenal, who saw captain Robin van Persie  move to Manchester United, began their Barclays Premier League campaign with a  goalless home draw against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

The Barcelona statement read: ‘Barcelona have  agreed a deal with Arsenal for the transfer of Alex Song to the Nou Camp. The  fee is €19m (£15m).

‘The Cameroon international midfielder will  sign for the next five seasons with a release clause of €80m  (£63m).

‘On Monday he’ll have a medical and then join  the rest of the squad for the official team presentation at the Joan Gamper  Trophy.’

Barca, who begin their La Liga campaign  against Real Sociedad on Sunday, face Sampdoria in the Joan Gamper Trophy on  Monday evening at the Nou Camp.

Arsenal, who saw captain Robin van Persie  move to Manchester United, began their Barclays Premier League campaign with a  goalless home draw against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

In total, Song has made 204 competitive  appearances for Arsenal during his seven seasons at the club, scoring 10  goals.

If he completes his move to Barca, Song would  become the Primera Division club’s second major signing of the summer after the  capture of Spain full-back Jordi Alba from Valencia.

Song would also be following a well-worn path  to Barca, with Marc Overmars, Emmanuel Petit, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Thierry  Henry, Alexander Hleb and Cesc Fabregas having all moved from Arsenal to the Nou  Camp during Wenger’s reign.

 

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