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Pep: No Barca move for Boateng

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has rubbished speculation linking defender Jerome Boateng with a transfer to Barcelona.

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Jerome Boateng: Staying at Bayern, according to Pep Guardiola

Jerome Boateng: Staying at Bayern, according to Pep Guardiola

Spain's Marca radio suggested the Catalan club were closing in on the Germany defender, an alternative candidate to his compatriot Mats Hummels to reinforce the Primera Division side's defence this season.

Speaking at a press conference in Portland, where Bayern are currently preparing for the new season, Guardiola said there is no truth whatsoever to the story, and that he has no intention of depriving himself of the former Manchester City defender.

"I don't usually say anything about things I read in the newspaper, but I am planning 100 per cent with him here," Guardiola said.

The Bayern coach added that he does not expect club bosses to order him to sell any of his first-choice players either as the Bavarians prepare an assault on a hat-trick of Bundesliga titles this season.

He need not worry about that in the case of Boateng, though, with the club's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge telling the Bild newspaper that the rumours were "laughable".

Boateng joined Bayern from City in 2011 and he extended his contract until 2018 only last December.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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