Al-Sadd manager Xavi Hernandez has broken his silence on the rumours linking him with the FC Barcelona job.
Following Ronald Koeman's departure from the Blaugrana in October, the Spanish manager has been widely linked as the Dutchman's successor at the Camp Nou.
Representatives of the LaLiga giants are understood to have flown into Qatar on Wednesday in a reported attempt to negotiate their former Barcelona captain's exit from Al-Sadd, although an agreement is yet to be reached, according to Marca.
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During a post-match interview after the Qatari club's 3-3 draw with Al Duhail on Wednesday, Xavi broke his silence on the potential switch.
"I'm a very positive person, the two clubs are in talks," the 41-year-old told TV3, per Marca.
"It's a question of common sense and in the end it's got to end up getting done.
“I'm excited. Both clubs know where I stand. I hope the matter can be tied up soon."
Barca reportedly already have a verbal agreement with the tactician, with the two clubs still seemingly locked in negotiations.
Despite the Spaniard's confidence in the potential move, Al-Sadd's CEO recently released a statement that brings doubt as to whether or not the manager will be able to return to his former stomping ground as manager.
"The club's position is clear from the outset: we are committed to keeping our coach Xavi with us and we cannot allow him to leave at this delicate time of the season," the statement read, per Marca.
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