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FC Barcelona News: 12 January 2020; Xavi rumors continue, Lionel Messi is fed up

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Xavi to decide on Sunday if he accepts offer to join Barça immediately | Sport

Xavi will decide on Sunday if he is to accept Barcelona’s offer to replace Ernesto Valverde as manager. The former midfielder does have doubts, as he does not want to leave Al Sadd just yet, but has always dreamt of coming back to the Camp Nou.

Xavi agents are drafting contracts in Saudi Arabia, according to Cope | Mundo Deportivo

Xavi’s agents are busy drafting contracts in Saudi Arabia for him to become the new manager of Barcelona. The club are expecting a decision from the Al Sadd boss imminently and hope he will agree to take charge until summer 2022.

Xavi postpones his decision: there will be no response this Sunday | AS

Barcelona may not get a response from Xavi this weekend as the Al Sadd boss wants more time to assess the offer. The former midfielder has met with Barca again but nothing was finalised. It’s a big decision for Xavi and he does not want to rush into it even though Barca seem to be in a hurry.

‘Dressing room heavyweights’ at Barcelona have already spoken with Xavi | Sport

Barcelona’s dressing room heavyweights have already spoken with Xavi about taking the manager’s job at the Camp Nou. His former team-mates have been on the phone and Xavi is said to be flattered they think it’s a good idea for him to take over.

Barcelona: Leo Messi feeling isolated and fed up | AS

Lionel Messi is feeling isolated and fed up at Barcelona at the team’s continued mistakes which are costing his side. The captain remains as committed as ever to the club but knows he is coming to the end of his career. He is feeling isolated and lacking the support of his team-mates who have become afraid of failing in important games.

Barcelona look at signing a replacement for Suarez | Marca

Barcelona are considering signing a replacement for Luis Suarez who is set miss a few weeks after undergoing knee surgery. The Uruguayan is not expected back until February and will miss six La Liga matches. The club will meet next week to discuss signing a forward in January.

Bayern consider summer move for Nelson Semedo | Mundo Deportivo

Bayern Munich are considering a summer move for Nelson Semedo. The Bundesliga champions want a new right-back due to the versatility of Joshua Kimmich and Benjamin Pavard who have played in different roles this season. Semedo has a release clause of €100 million and is no longer considered untransferrable.

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