Manchester United fans seem to have a fair bit of hope on their faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern after we tell them the latest claim from the Daily Express.
The publication report that Barcelona star Xavi has hinted that all may not be well at the club and he might do the unthinkable and consider a future elsewhere.
This of course means that the Red Devils and their new manager Louis van Gaal would be making a swoop for the player who along with team-mate Andres Iniesta has undoubtedly been one of the very best in the world over the last decade.
It is a summer of all change at the Camp Nou and Xavi claimed: “Nothing’s decided yet. I’ll make a decision when the World Cup is over.”
We had thought that Xavi would be ending his career at the Camp Nou, but as one of our punters notes over a pint and World Cup special pizza, you never quite know in football and stranger things have certainly happened in the past.
Manchester United fans. Do you think that Xavi will ever leave Barcelona? Do Manchester United and van Gaal have any hope of landing him? Let us know your thoughts below.