The coach is said to have spoken to the Napoli defender who is a transfer target
Barcelona are looking at Napoli to potentially strengthen their defence for next season. Kalidou Koulibaly is the man in question.
The defender is out of contract in 2023, and has spent eight years in Naples. Per Calcio Napoli 24, Xavi has already made contact with him to explain his plans for next season.
The encounter happened during the Europa League play-off between Barcelona and Napoli, where Barca got through to the next round with a 5-3 aggregate win.
Speaking to players whom Barca like is a habitual practice for Xavi, who wants to make his ideas clear.
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis would accept around 30 million euros for the Senegalese defender.