Legendary former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has reportedly agreed to replace Quique Setien in the Nou Camp hotseat.

The 61-year-old has endured a tough tenure at the helm of the Catalan giants since replacing Ernesto Valverde in January, and speculation has mounted that the club's board are tempted to wield the axe already.

And according to Mundo Deportivo, a 'firm agreement' has been finalised which would see Xavi take up the reins at the end of the season.   

It is believed that talisman Lionel Messi - who has reportedly been considering his future at the club - and his team-mates are satisfied with the sensational appointment.

Xavi, who current manages Al-Sadd in Qatar, has been touted to earn £5.4million per year from his new bumper contract. 

He had taken over last summer after bringing an end to his trophy-laden time on the field with the same club. 

However, Barcelona appear to have come knocking once again after being rejected originally when searching for Valverde's successor at the beginning of the year.