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Xavi's future at Barcelona is uncertain. Reuters

Xavi Hernandez's agent, Ivan Corretja, has denied the Spaniard is planning a January exit from Barcelona after he was spotted in Manchester.

The 34-year-old midfielder's future at the Camp Nou has been under scrutiny in recent months following the arrival of Luis Enrique as manager.

The Spaniard was close to leaving the team in the summer and recent reports have claimed he is once again planning an exit, after being pushed out of the Barca starting line-up by new signing Ivan Rakitic.

Speculation about Xavi's exit increased when his agent was spotted in Manchester, during the Champions League game between City and Roma.

Reports in the summer claimed Louis van Gaal, the man who gave Xavi his Barcelona debut, was desperate for a reunion at Manchester United.

Xavi himself recently confirmed he rejected offers from big European clubs during the summer because he didn't want to play for a side that could eventually rival Barcelona – and would rather to finish his career in a minor league like the MLS.

"There's been many times where I could have left but I've never been able to" Xavi said in the summer, implying that his love for Barca was too strong.

"I told the club this summer that I didn't want to play for another club in Europe, I never want to play for someone else against Barça. I want to finish my career here."

After Xavi's agent was spotted at the Etihad Stadium, reports suggested the Spaniard may in fact make a January move to City's MLS franchise, New York City FC – where he could reunite with his former teammate David Villa and Frank Lampard.

However, while Corretja has confirmed his recent trip to Manchester, he says Xavi is not going to move to New York City or anywhere else in January.

"Xavi is very happy with Barça and the coaching staff is happy with him. He's not planning on leaving," he told Mundo Deportivo.

"It is true I was in Manchester but not to talk about Xavi".