Boateng set for shock Barcelona move – reports
Catalan daily Sport reported that the leaders of La Liga had agreed a deal to take Boateng on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the move permanent in the summer.
Madrid-based sports daily As claimed Barcelona would pay eight million euros ($9 million; £7 million) in the event of a permanent transfer.
The arrival of Boateng, 31, would provide much-needed cover for Luis Suarez up front in Ernesto Valverde’s squad following the departure of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla.
Born in Germany, the half-brother of Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng moved to Serie A last year after helping Eintracht Frankfurt win the German Cup. He has scored five goals in 15 games this season for Sassuolo.