Barcelona directors Mateu Alemany and Rafa Yuste have met with Al-Sadd officials over Xavi Hernandez.
Koeman spent around 15 months in charge at Camp Nou before being sent on his way amid a poor start to the season.
Xavi is the man earmarked to replace him after around two years in charge of Al-Sadd.
But before the deal can be made official, terms must be agreed with Al-Sadd, and in a bid to do that, Barca officials Alemany and Yuste are in Doha, Qatar.
The pair went to watch Xavi’s Al-Sadd in action on Wednesday night ahead of sitting down for a candlelit dinner with Al-Sadd chiefs later on.
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Alemany and Yuste are expected to come to an agreement over Xavi given the former Barca midfielder wants the move and Al-Sadd are reluctant to stand in his way.
The deal is just a matter of money and possibly even an agreement over future relations with the prospect of a friendly.