Barcelona to offer Xavi new contract despite done deal with Al-Sadd

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Barcelona hope to make a last-gap effort to get legendary midfielder Xavi to sign a new contract with the club despite recent reports that a move to Qatari club Al-Sadd for next season is all but done.

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According to Sky Sports, the veteran playmaker has held talks with the club and taken a tour of their stadium, with a move looking likely as his contract at the Nou Camp is set to expire this summer.

However, ESPN also reports that Xavi has denied that this was his reason behind a trip to Qatar, and it may now be that the 35-year-old will end up staying at Barca for one more season as the Catalan giants hope to tie him down to a new deal.

Spanish source Marca claims Barcelona still hope to keep Xavi, even if the long-serving star has featured less often in the starting lineup this season after looking past his very best form.

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