First Cesc, now Xavi? Barcelona legend set to leave
First, it was Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea.
Now, it looks like Xavi Hernandez could follow his former teammate out of the Nou Camp.
Media reports have strongly linked the Barcelona icon with a move, of all places, to Qatari side Al Arabi.
Former Chelsea player Dan Petrescu, who manages the team, told Romanian broadcaster Digisport that Xavi has inked a pre-contract agreement and "is likely to join us but he also has other offers".
More tellingly, Fabregas has also suggested that the midfield maestro is ready to move on.
He told Spanish newspaper Marca that, like the recently-retired Carles Puyol, Xavi wants "to step out of the limelight" to spend more time with his family and "enjoy a less demanding lifestyle".
With Barcelona snapping up Sevilla captain Ivan Rakitic recently, all signs point to a summer of change at the Nou Camp.
But it is strange that the club are willing to part company with a player of Xavi's stature.
Even though he's 34, the Spanish international still has his metronomic passing ability that has made him a legend at Barca.
Just look at Andrea Pirlo, who, at the age of 35, is still pulling the strings for Juventus and Italy.
Sources: Marca, Sky Sports, Digisport