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Bayern’s Guardiola reportedly wants to sign Thiago

July 11, 2013

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German news agency dpa says Champions League winner Bayern Munich’s new coach Pep Guardiola wants to sign Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

Guardiola reportedly told Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge “it’s Thiago or nothing.” The coach says Thiago is a “very good player” who can play in five different midfield positions.

Dpa is reporting from Bayern’s training camp in Riva del Garda in Italy.

Thiago has a contract until 2015 but reportedly has a buy-out clause.

Guardiola is a former Barcelona coach who joined Bayern after a one-year sabbatical. Bayern’s biggest signing so far is former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Goetze.

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