Pep Guardiola confirms Thiago Alcantara interest

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Pep Guardiola has revealed his desire to bring Thiago Alcantara to Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window, placing in doubt the Barcelona midfielder's potential move to Manchester United.

Thiago has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United for a number of months, with some reports claiming the 22-year-old has already agreed a five-year contract with the Premier League champions.

The Spain international's protracted move to Old Trafford, however, now appears uncertain with reports suggesting Bayern Munich will contest Manchester United in their pursuit of the player.

Amid suggestions Bayern were ready to rival Manchester United for Thiago, Guardiola confirmed on Thursday that he hoped to bring the Spain under-21 captain to the Allianz Arena before the transfer deadline.

"Yes," Guardiola told reporters when asked if he wanted Thiago.

"I don't know what's going to happen. We have to wait.

"But I know him very well. He is a super, super player. He can play in three, four or five positions."

Guardiola, who began official duties as Bayern Munich manager earlier this month, has seemingly outlined Thiago as his top target, by also stating that it is 'Thiago or nothing' for the Champions League winners this summer.

Thiago was given his Barcelona debut by Guardiola in 2008, and went on to make a further 64 appearances under the former Camp Nou chief.

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