Coinciding with Arthur's reappearance in 2018, Gremio president Romildo Bolzan removed any of the last doubts over the playmaker's move to Barcelona.
Talking to Canal Fox Sports Brasil, Bolzan confirmed what SPORT have been saying in the last few days. "The topic is on its way to being finished. The documents are not signed yet, but the transfer is reaching the final phase."
The Gremio chief added: "100 per cent agreement is not there yet but the situation is very positive. As happens in theses cases, there could be some late alterations. The operation will be for around the numbers that have been published in recent days."
Barcelona are willing to pay 30m euros plus 10m more in variables for Arthur.