Barcelona have signed former Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng on an initial loan deal until the end of this season.

The 31-year-old former Ghana international has joined from Italian club called Sassuolo on a deal that includes an option to buy for £7.1million.

Boateng, who joined Portsmouth from Tottenham in 2009 before going on sign for AC Milan a year later, will be presented to the media on Tuesday.

The Blaugrana have announced the former Milan man, who hopes to score in the next Clasico, will move to the Liga champions.

The transfer includes a €8 million (£7m/$9m) option to buy, while Barca will pay a €2m loan fee for Boateng to feature for them the remainder of the season.

The 31-year-old will be presented on late on Tuesday morning, with a private contract signing set to be followed with a photo session on the Camp Nou pitch and a press conference.