The two top players Barcelona manager, Xavi, wants to sign for the club before the summer transfer window closes next month has been revealed.

According to transfer expert, Guilleme Balague, Xavi is interested in landing Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva before transfer deadline day.

The Spaniard is already known to be interested in signing Silva, who has not denied rumours of a proposed £80million move to Barcelona, but now Messi has emerged as a top target.

“Clearly the midfield of Barcelona, with the exception of Pedri, has not got the subtle touch/thinking necessary to play as Xavi wants, to find the right tempo, to feed forwards (and [Sergio] Busquets has played his best football).

“Hence Xavi wanting Bernardo Silva (and asking for Messi),” Balague tweeted.