The Frankfurter Allgemeine says Barcelona have agreed personal terms with Serbian striker Jovic.
Barça have moved to the front on the queue after talks with the player's representatives and both sides hope to finalise the transfer in the summer.
It's a similar case to what happened with Frenkie De Jong: first agreeing terms with the player and later with the club.
Jovic, who has 14 goals so far, is the top scorer in the Bundesliga. He's currently on loan at Frankfurt from Benfica, although the German side have already announced their intention to take up the option to make it permanent.