Xavi Hernández says that he remains focused on his job at Al Sadd despite being the favourite to take over at Barcelona.

“Right now I am focused on my work here at Al Sadd. I can’t say anything else,” Xavi said on Thursday in quotes picked up by AS.

The former Barcelona captain is expected to replace Ronald Koeman in the hot seat at Camp Nou after the Dutchman was sacked on Wednesday night.

Talks between Xavi and the Qatari outfit regarding his departure have reportedly gone well.

Mundo Deportivo report that after Xavi’s meeting with Al Sadd’s directors, the club are now waiting for a formal call from Barcelona to finalise the terms of his departure.