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Sport said Dembele will re-sign with Barcelona for another two years. In recent hours, the player’s agent and the club have taken the necessary steps to find an agreement for the Frenchman to remain at Camp Nou.

The 41-year-old immediately became the favourite for the position once the decision had been made to relieve Ronald Koeman of his duties following a disappointing start to the 2021-22 campaign.

Xavi is Barcelona’s number one target to replace Ronald Koeman as head coach, and the Catalan outfit’s vice-president Rafa Yuste and director of football Mateu Alemany have been in Doha for talks with Al-Sadd chiefs.

The club’s legendary midfielder was strongly linked with the position before Quique Setien was announced as the Spanish outfit’s new manager on Monday.

While it appears increasingly likely that Valverde will be removed from his position at some point during 2020, it has previously been suggested that the 55-year-old would remain at Camp Nou until the end of the season.

The Catalan giants were eliminated from the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday after a 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid, putting the 55-year-old under more pressure

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi has announced he will retire at the end of the season to pursue a career in coaching.

In a press conference, the 35-year-old said: “The decision is definitive yet difficult. I’m happy to have stayed at Barca this year. It was tough to make a decision. I want to thank the fans. They’ve been great to me

The 1998/99 campaign was a breakthrough one for the central midfielder, who fought it out for a starting berth alongside friend and future manager Josep Guardiola, as Barcelona went on to lift the Spanish title

‘No doubt, Nigeria is blessed with lots of talented players in all departments of the game and I strongly believe that some of these competitions for shirts make me a better player’