Agent: Barcelona are recalling Hleb from Stuttgart

The agent of Barcelona midfielder Alex Hleb says his future will be decided after the World Cup.

The agent of Barcelona midfielder Alex Hleb says his future will be decided after the World Cup.

The Belarus star is currently on a season-loan loan at Stuttgart from Spanish giants Barcelona due to lack of first-team football.

After reportedly falling out with manager Christian Gross, it has now been confirmed that Hleb will return to Camp Nou in the summer.

However, Hleb's agent Maurizio Gaudino insists there has been no dispute with the Swiss tactician as he remains part of the manager's plans.

The ex-Arsenal man has been linked with a Premier League return and while Manchester City and Aston Villa have been linked with his services, nothing has been decided.

"Barcelona have decided to bring the player back to Spain at the end of the season," he told calciomercato.it.

"He still has two years left on his Barcelona contract. After the World Cup we'll decide his future with the club.

"Problems with the coach? This controversy was created by German journalists. Hleb's a great name. They are trying to put the coach against the player, but it's okay.

"If something happened between them then the coach could keep him on the bench, but that's never happened. There is no problem with Gross.

"There is interest from many teams. It is normal that a major player like Hleb is being followed."

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