Barca have accepted Chelsea's £3.5 million offer for the Brazil international, who was flying to London last night for a medical and to sign terms.

Belletti learned of the deal after Brazil's friendly with Algeria in Montpellier last night and was visibly emotional about the agreement after several frustrating months of attempting to seal a move away from the Nou Camp.

The capture of Belletti will end Chelsea's interest in Sevilla fullback Daniel Alves after the Brazilian was priced at £28 million by his Spanish Liga club this week.