But Cesc told Tuttosport: "Barcelona is his home, it has been his team since he was a child. They are personal choices and I don't interfere there.
"Given the situation, it seems difficult to imagine him here. But I sure would be very happy to live in Monte Carlo."
He added: "Everyone thinks they are opposites, but in reality they just have a different style of play. As a coach and way of living football they are identical, that is, maniacs and winners. The two, who have recently been joined by (Jurgen) Klopp, they marked an era."