PSV's Afellay to join Barcelona

Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay is to leave PSV Eindhoven in the January transfer window for Barcelona in a four-and-a-half year deal, his club said on Monday, confirming information from his agent Rob Jansen.

Jansen said the 24-year-old midfielder's transfer was almost finalised. "Things are moving along in a positive fashion but there is not a definitive accord as yet," Jansen told Dutch press agency ANP.

Afellay has won 29 Dutch caps and featured in three matches at South Africa 2010.