Injury-plagued Milito about to leave Barcelona for Malaga
Gabriel Milito is all set to leave Spanish champions Barcelona to join Malaga, according to media reports on Friday, DPA reported.
Catalan daily Sport said that the departure of the Argentine defender for Malaga "is a question of hours."
Milito, 30, is reportedly keen to get more playing time in order to be in good shape to play for Argentina at the Copa America in July.
He joined Barca from Zaragoza in 2007 but has been plagued by injuries since his arrival, including a knee ligament injury which kept him out of action for almost two years.
The details of his move southwards will probably be resolved on Sunday when Malaga are the visitors to the Camp Nou. It is not clear if Barca will insist on a transfer fee.
Malaga, owned by Qatari billionaire Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani, have already made six January signings. They are fifth from bottom in La Liga and keen to avoid relegation.