Report: Barcelona to decide future of leading stars this week

Camp Nou, Barcelona - Mes Que un Club

Pedro Rodriguez looks set to leave, whilst La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly to hold talks with Dani Alves and Xavi Hernandes,

The front page of Sport on Tuesday has headlined with Barcelona reportedly keen to sit down for talks with two of their key stars: Dani Alves and Xavi Hernandez.

Brazilian right-back Dani Alves has been at the centre of much media attention, over recent months. A move to PSG at first seemed a certainty, then it was denied by president of the French club. Manchester United have also been strongly linked with a move, with Metro claiming they now lead the chase.

Although his agent and ex-wife, Dinorah Santana has repeatedly claimed patience has run out when it comes to waiting for a contract renewal offer from Barcelona, the player himself has always maintained staying at the Camp Nou is his primary option.

As such, the report highlights that Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, will at last sit down to resolve the future of the 31-year-old, once and for all.

Current captain and midfield maestro, Xavi Hernandez, has also been discussing his future of late, having travelled to Qatar for talks with Al-Sadd. Although recent reports amongst the Spanish media seemed to indicate the move was practically a done deal, Sport has pointed out the 35-year-old has yet to put his signature to any deal.

Xavi still has a year remaining on his current contract and whilst Bartomeu has insisted the midfielder has earned the right to choose his own future, there are indications Barcelona would like the player to stay a little longer.

In this regard, Bartomeu is to meet this week with Xavi, with the aim of getting the player to stay until at least January 2016, when their FIFA transfer ban ends, before departing for Qatar.

Finally and regarding the future of Pedro Rodriguez, Sport believes the 27-year-old leaving the Camp Nou this summer, is a foregone conclusion. The player wants more games, which he's not going to get at Barcelona.

Pedro certainly won't have a shortage of destinations to choose from. Juventus and Inter Milan lead the interest from Italy, Sport declared over the previous weekend. Meanwhile in England, the Mirror has underlined Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool, remaining in hot pursuit of the Spain international.

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