Barcelona midfielder Xavi belives Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will eventually sign for the club and has said he would love Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to also move to Camp Nou
Xavi believes Rooney, who has in the past spoken fondly of Barcelona, would fit in perfectly at the club and told The Guardian: "Rooney is extraordinary, he could play for Barcelona.
"And before people imagine headlines like, 'Xavi says Rooney to join Barcelona' - although, I'd love him to! - what I mean is that he's our kind of player."
Barcelona's pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Fabregas has been well documented, although the club earlier this week ruled themselves out of a summer bid for the 23-year-old, who has also been linked with a £50million move to Real Madrid and Chelsea (see below).
But Xavi, who is preparing to face the Gunners in the knockout stages of the Champions League next week, believes that Fabregas, who was also a product of Barcelona's youth system, will eventually return to the club.
"If I'd ever gone to another club, I'd have been thinking about Barcelona, the link is strong," he said. "The same is happening to him.
"But now there's a problem, now he's expensive. But I think that a footballer ends up playing where he wants.
"He has to end up here."