Barcelona have told Xavi Hernandez that talks regarding his future will continue after the World Cup after the two parties failed to find an agreement, reports AS.
The 34-year-old has won everything Spanish football has to offer as well as the European Championships and World Cup with Spain. With Luis Enrique looking to add a fresh look to Barcelona next season, the future of Xavi is in doubt.
A report in the Daily Star claimed that representatives of Xavi had contacted Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City to tell them that the Barcelona legend may become available and that he is interested in a move to the Premier League.
A follow up of that report claimed that Arsenal officials were keen on the idea of signing the veteran despite his hefty £150,000-a-week wages. Xavi was also believed to favour a move to the Emirates Stadium over the Eithad or Old Trafford.
However, Enrique is keen to keep Xavi at the Nou Camp and attempted to reassure the player over his future role with the La Liga club. At 34, Enrique is looking to wind down his role in the first team but Xavi wants to keep going.
Both the manager and Xavi held talks in an attempt to ease their worries but that agreed nothing and have now agreed to delay talks until after the World Cup.
A comforting fact for Barcelona fans is that Xavi is contract to Barcelona until the summer of 2016, but the club would not like to hold such a legendary servant agianst his will and sour his legacy.
Ideally, Xavi would stay on happily, but it remains to be seen whether or not he will do so. The Premier League remains an option for him.