Rivals Manchester United and Manchester City are to wedge a spanner in the works before Andres Iniesta signs a new deal with Barcelona.

The Premier League sides are set to take advantage of the delay in Iniesta's contract renewal with the Spanish champions.

The Spain international has spent his entire career at the Nou Camp and has dismissed suggestions that he will leave but that won't stop the Mancunian outfits from tempting the creative midfielder.

The 29-year-old spoke of his career prospects ahead of Spain's World Cup qualifier against Georgia in light of the transfer speculations.

"You have to be where you want to be and Barca is the place for me" Iniesta told Movistar's webpage.

"The club knows that and wants me to stay so I hope and expect to spend the years I have left playing there."

If Iniesta was to move to England he would follow in the footsteps of Mesut Ozil who left Real Madrid to Arsenal in the summer but the Spaniard was surprised to see the German leave La Liga.

"I was surprised Real Madrid sold him" he added.

"Right now he is one of the best in the world when it comes to linking up with and getting the most out of other players."