Manchester City have held talks with Andres Iniesta over replacing Mikel Arteta at The Etihad, claims a report.
City are understood to have offered the 34-year-old star a player-coach role and Yahoo Sport report that the Barcelona man is keen.
Iniesta – a legend at Pep Guardiola’s old club Barcelona – is believed to be the No.1 choice to replace Arteta, who looks destined to leave to become Arsenal manager this month.
Arteta joined City two years ago from Arsenal, but with the Gunners looking for a replacement for Arsene Wenger Goal have reported that Arteta “has agreed in principle to replace Wenger”.
That will leave Guardiola looking for a new coach and Iniesta is, according to the source, “keen on a deal”.
Iniesta left Barcelona last month after a legendary 22 years in Catalonia with the club stating he was “one of the greatest players in the club’s history”.
The Spain midfielder, who has been named in the World Cup squad, recently insisted that no decision on his future had been made, and that “all possibilities are open”.
He has been linked with a move to MLS or China, but “he has had his head turned” by City’s offer.