Afellay set for Barcelona

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MADRID, December 24 – Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay arrived on Thursday at Spanish league leaders Barcelona to finalise the details of his signing for the Spanish champions.The 24-year-old PSV Eindhoven midfielder, who has 29 caps for his country and was a member of their World Cup finals squad which reached the final, will undergo medical tests later on Thursday, Barcelona said in a statement.

"Provided there are no unexpected problems, he will be presented as a new Barcelona player on Friday," it added.

The club gave no financial details but sports daily As and daily El Mundo said the value of the transfer was in the region of 3million euros (4million dollars).

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