Barcelona star Xavi rules out Premier League move

Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
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Spain midfielder Xavi insists that he will never move to the Premier League because he loves Barcelona too much.

Spain midfielder Xavi has insisted that he will never move to the Premier League because he loves Barcelona too much.

The 34-year-old has been linked with interest from numerous English clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, during his illustrious career.

"There was always talk United or Chelsea or City and Arsenal wanted to sign me, but never anything concrete," Xavi told The Sun. "My thinking was always clear. I am such a Barcelona fan, so my first, second and third option is always Barca.

"I never thought of leaving like Cesc Fabregas, who went to Arsenal. I want to be here forever. If I am not at Barcelona, I will always be thinking of Barca. If I had played for City, United, Arsenal or Chelsea, I'd keep asking what is going on at Barca - my club.

"All the big English clubs know getting Xavi is impossible. They know Xavi is a fan of Barcelona, he won't come."

Xavi has won seven La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups and two Copa del Reys with Barca.

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