Xavi already has first transfer lined up as Barcelona boss in blow for Liverpool

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Barcelona are on the brink of hiring club legend Xavi as their manager to replace Ronald Koeman and he already has one transfer lined up. However, Liverpool might have something to say about that.

Xavi already knows who he wants to sign upon his own arrival as Barcelona boss.

Los Cules have already drawn up the necessary paperwork and contracts for their club legend to sign, who is in the process of leaving Qatari outfit Al Said.

It comes after the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, who was relieved of his duties on Wednesday after a 1-0 defeat to Rayo.

That called time on a 14-month stint for the former Everton manager, leaving Barca ninth in La Liga.

Sergi Barjuan, who coaches the B team, has been put in temporary charge but it is just a matter of time before Xavi is in the hotseat.

And according to Sport, the Spaniard is keen on bringing in Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman.

But that would put a spanner in the works for Liverpool, who would love to sign the Frenchman.

Bayern are looking to sell the forward after contract negotiations broke down and the German giants do not want a repeat of the situation that saw David Alaba leave for nothing.

According to German publication Sport1, Liverpool are interested in Coman but the latest reports from Spain indicating Barcelona are ramping up their efforts would be a blow to the Reds.

Xavi is set to bring in a 4-3-3 tactical shape and is said to favour more traditional wingers, that can dribble and work on either flank.

Coman suits that profile perfectly and while Xavi has already stated to Barcelona that he is the first signing he would like.

Sport go on to report that the former Juventus star is valued at £46m (€55m) – which could prove tricky for Barca who have financial problems.

Due to their economic issues, the Spanish giants were forced into signing free transfers such as Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia.

Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard have also been linked with a move to Barcelona, with the former admitting he is open to leaving Manchester City.

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