Al-Sadd have sent a clear message to Barcelona over head coach Xavi Hernandez.
Xavi has spent the last two years achieving success with Doha-based outfit Al-Sadd, the team he retired with as a player.
He is said to be keen to make the jump to Barca, but negotiations are going slowly so far.
And in the latest round of talks, Barcelona have been sent a clear message by the Qatari outfit.
According to Diario AS, Al-Sadd have told Barca that if they want Xavi, president Joan Laporta must personally fly to Doha for discussions.
Al-Sadd are not willing to strike a quick deal with one of Laporta’s many right-hand men.
Instead, it is Laporta himself who must strike a deal and he must board a long flight to do so.
Though, there is one silver lining in that Al-Sadd do appear willing to strike a deal.