The approaches have come from agents and it is claimed the Catalan hero is after a final big move at the age of 34.

It is a time of transition at Barca, who have had a poor season by their own very high standards.

The Daily Star Sunday understands Manchester City – set to clinch the Premier League title today – are one of the clubs to have been sounded out.

It has previously been suggested the playmaker could end his career at the Blues’ new American club New York City.

Etihad Stadium top brass Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain know the star well from their time at Barcelona.

But with Xavi thought to be after a £150k-a-week deal, City may not be interested, especially when they are facing a stinging UEFA fine of £50million for breaching its Financial Fair Play regulations.