Xavi Hernandez replacement candidate not in talks with Barcelona or Bayern Munich

Barcelona have reportedly narrowed down their shortlist to replace Xavi Hernandez to three or four candidates, although the process is believed to be on pause currently, with speculation that he could U-turn on his decision to leave. However the good news for the Blaugrana is that one of their top targets is not in talks with Bayern Munich...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is one of the most sought after coaches in Europe, and has been linked with Barcelona, Bayern and Liverpool this summer. As per Florian Plettenberg, de Zerbi is not in talks with Bayern, preferring instead to focus on the finale of the season, despite being aware of interest from Bavaria.

The bad news is that he is their second-top target after Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso, and if the latter does not take the role, then Bayern will pursue him.

Bayern feature heavily in the history of some of the alternatives to Xavi Hernandez, with Hansi Flick, Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel representing the penultimate, the last and the current coaches at the Allianz Arena.

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