is expected to be announced as the new coach Friday, according to reports.

Negotiations are still ongoing between the Catalan giants and Al-Saad but an agreement appears imminent.

Barcelona expects to either pay the €5 million release clause or reach an agreement to play a future friendly between the two sides.

After the official announcement, Xavi plans to travel from Doha to Barcelona with Blaugrana representatives Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany. The 41-year-old Spaniard would like to attend this Saturday's match against Celia Vigo at Balaídos.

His presentation will take place next week at .

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