Xavi could still sign for Arsenal, Manchester United or Man City

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Barcelona star Xavi could still make a dramatic summer switch to the Premier League with Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all linked with a move, reports the Daily Star.

The 34-year-old still has two years to run on his Barcelona contract but is considering one last lucrative switch before retiring. Luis Enrique is keen to keep Xavi on the books, but the player himself wants to be convinced that he is part of the new manager's plans.

If Enrique can't guarantee Xavi a first team place at the Nou Camp, he may consider a switch and is keen on a move to the Premier League.

The same newspaper reported last month that the player's representatives had alerted Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal to his potential availability.

Manchester City still have plenty of links with the player as they have former Barcelona executives Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain in charge at the Etihad.

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal officials are also believed to be a big admirer of Xavi and would be willing to consider making a bid should they be tempted further.

Louis van Gaal also retains strong links with players at the Nou Camp and their need for experience in midfield could convince Manchester United's new manager to bring in Xavi.

However, his £150,000-a-week wages could prove a massive sticking point in negotiations, not to mention the fact that Barcelona will still demand a decent transfer fee for his services.

But Barcelona are preparing for a big squad transition after a disappointing season under Gerardo Martino and may decide that letting Xavi go would be best for the team.

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