Barca set to sign Chygrynskiy

MADRID - Barcelona look set to sign Ukraine central defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy from Shakhtar Donetsk, the European champions said on Monday.

"They have asked us for a great deal of money and negotiations are continuing," president Joan Laporta told the Catalan television broadcaster TV3. "I believe we'll find a solution."

Barcelona play UEFA Cup holders Shakhtar in the European Super Cup in Monaco on Friday.