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Guardiola hopes Manchester City complete £50m deal with Bayern for £97k-per-week dictator

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According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is hoping the club hierarchy complete a £50m deal with Bayern Munich for midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The 27-year-old has endured another injury-hit season at the Allianz Arena this season and could consider a move elsewhere as a result.

Friday Kickoff: Hazard states 'admiration' for Real Madrid, Thiago injured and more

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After recently praising Zinedine Zidane, Eden Hazard has spoken about Real Madrid yet again.

Eden Hazard says he has "admiration" for Real Madrid while adding that he is currently focused on his time at Chelsea. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago is set for an extended layoff due to a torn thigh muscle.

Thomas Muller Reveals Pep Guardiola Motivated Bayern Munich To Stage Comeback Against Juventus By Threatening To Castrate Everybody

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With 70 minutes of their last-16 second legger against Juventus elapsed, it looked for all the world likeBayern Munich were going to be tumbling out of the Champions League in the not-so-distant future.

The Italian side raced into a 2-0 lead inside the first half-an-hour but two late goals from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller (the latter coming in the 91st minute) ensured the Bayern would be gifted another 30 minutes of additional time to overturn the deficit completely.

Thiago shines as Bayern Munich slaughters FC Porto 6-1

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For Porto it was all good just a week ago. They defeated Bayern Munich 3-1 at home and had a very good chance of advancing to the semifinals of the Champions League. Unfortunately for the Dragons, Bayern were motivated by their loss and thrashed them 6-1.

The scoring began when left-back Juan Bernat, starting over the injured David Alaba, whipped a ball into the box and Thiago headed the ball in around the 14th minute.

Thiago blow for Spain

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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara will miss the World Cup for Spain after aggravating ligaments in his right knee.

The 23 year-old son of Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho was named in Vicente Del Bosque's provisional squad of 30, but has now been ruled out for three months by his club so will not travel to his parents' homeland with Spain.

Bayern dominance of Gunners belies true tale

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After the final whistle blew on events at the Emirates on Wednesday night, much of the talk was of how the Bayern Munich machine dominated Arsenal in their own back yard. Much chat was of the Bavarians 863 total passes compared with the Gunners 222 and a second half possession dominance of 88% would suggest the visitors had total control over their hosts.

Super Thiago Scissor Kick Secure’s Late Bayern Comeback Against Stuttgart

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Thiago Alcantara Amazing bycicle kick goal Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich 1-2 by FootballGoalsHD

This super last minute Thiago scissor kick secured all three points for league leaders Bayern Munich against a plucky Stuttgart side who led right up to 15 minutes from time through Vedad Ibisevic, only for 35 year old veteran Claudio Pizarro to equalize and Thiago to grab his first ever league goal for the club.

Bayern Blast Spain Over Fitness Of Thiago And Javi Martínez

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Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has strongly criticised the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) following Bayern Munich's narrow win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Bayern were furious with the poor physical condition of Thiago Alcántara and Javi Martínez, who both travelled with Spain to Ecuador for the friendly last Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola Will Take His First Big Risk When He Sells Luiz Gustavo

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Last month, I questioned Pep Guardiola's decision to sign Thiago and mentioned all the potential pitfalls that were to come with it. Eventually, after a couple of weeks, it seems as though the inevitable has happened. An experienced Bundesliga and Champions League winner in Luiz Gustavo looks set to be chopped from the squad in order to make more room for Thiago, an unproven Spanish youth player who has no experience whatsoever in the Bundesliga or UEFA Champions League.

Thiago: United didn’t want me

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Thiago was United's first transfer saga of the summer, with reports linking him with a move to the club. David Moyes always tried to distance himself from talk about Thiago, claiming he wasn't a priority, and then when Bayern Munich's interest became public it seemed obvious where the player would go.

Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich Warning Message?

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Bayern Munich officially confirmed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona for an initial fee thought to be around €22 million. Earlier this month Thiago was all set to join Manchester united, until out of the blue Josep Guardiola boldly stated: "'I want Thiago. I have asked Rummenigge and Matthias Summer to get him.

Video: Bayern Munich present Mario Goetze, Thiago Alcantara and Pep Guardiola, get carried away with smoke machine

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Bayern Munich's pre-season presentation turned into a passable impersonation of Stars In Their Eyes thanks to the European champions' liberal use of smoke machine. Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to be Mario Goetze, Thiago Alcantara and Pep Guardiola. The Bavarians presented their two star signings and their new manager to a decent crowd gathered at the [.

Did Thiago Alcantara pay €2m to avoid ending up at Manchester United?

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New Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara had seemed set for a move to Manchester United this summer. But it's now emerged that he was so desperate to ensure he went to the European champions that he personally paid €2m of the €25m transfer fee. German newspaper Bild reports that the former Barcelona player stumped up [.

Thiago joins Bayern Munich

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Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of ex-Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara for a fee said to be around £21M.

The 22-year old has signed a four-year deal, and will join up with his former manager Pep Guardiola.

Bayern Announce Thiago Transfer

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Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona. The European Champions nnounced the news on their official Twitter account on Sunday evening.

#FCBayern signs Thiago #Alcantara from FC Barcelona.

— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) July 14, 2013

Bayern reportedly paid €25m for Thaigo, which is €7m more than his release clause.

Bayern sign Thiago as United miss out

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FC Bayern Munich completed the signing of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona on Sunday, beating out Premier League giants Manchester United for the 22 year old's signature, as officially announced onFC Bayern's official site.

The Spanish midfielder will reunite with former Barcelona and current Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola after making the€20 million move to the German outfit, with a chance that the fee rises to€25 million.


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Moyes misses as Thiago is set for Bayern

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NBC Sports is reporting today that Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara has snubbed the English side for German giants Bayern Munich.

According to Spanish outletMarca, Spanish radio station Cadena COPE says thatthe striker will sign for Bayern Munich and the deal will be announced soon.

BREAKING: Thiago makes his decision

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It's bad news for all Manchester United fans desperate to see the arrival of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona as news reports suggest he's agreed to sign for Bayern Munich. Hopefully these are unfounded rumours, they are at the moment just reports. More to follow.


Bayern Munich? Arsenal can beat ANYONE!

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Arsenal are set to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday in fine form, having won their last three League games and scoring 11 goals in the process including the demolition of Man United a couple of weeks ago. But Bayern Munich are on an even more impressive run. Yesterday they made it a perfect 10 out [...]

Why Arsenal MUST increase their bid for William Carvalho

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Arsenal's main objective this transfer window must be a young strong holding midfielder, and according to many pundits, the best of the more youthful ones available right now is Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho. Gareth Southgate took a classy experienced England U21 side to the World Cup, but Carvalho was the dominant player as Portugal outclassed [.

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Shit Football Ink: Thiago Messi Lends Helping Hand By ‘Finishing Off Daddy’s Tattoo’ (Photo)

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As posted up on Instagram by his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo, here's Lionel Messi's two-year-old sprog, Thiago, lending a helping hand by "finishing off Daddy's (dreadful) tattoo" with a purple felt tip...

To be fair to the little mite, it's difficult to tell which bits are Thiago's scribbles and which bits are professionally rendered.

FC Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Posts Video of Baby Thiago

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Lionel Messi has officially found his way to the social media buzz surrounding celebrities and footballers everywhere. The FC Barcelona star has recently created an Instagram account and is now posting photos from his private life as well as his life as a footballer.

One of his most recent posts featured his son Thiago as well as Messi's partner Antonella Roccuzzo playing in the couple's yard as well as another post of Messi playing with his son.

Video: Israeli president Shimon Peres fires the ball at Lionel Messi’s crotch

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Shimon Peres made a mockery of Barcelona's pre-season 'Peace Tour' of the Middle East by launching a surface-to-crotch missile attack an Lionel Messi. The Israeli president proved that his footballing ability is not quite on par with Messi's. Tasked with the simple task of passing the ball to the Argentine star for a photo opportunity, [.

Why Arsenal MUST match United’s bidding for Fabregas

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Arsenal should match every single one of Manchester United's bids for Cesc Fabregas. by Stefan

As we know David Moyes has done what the media were expecting a month ago and made a bid for former Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas worth around £25 million, according to media reports. Barcelona will reject the bid after saying that it is below their valuation of him.

Spain manager urges United target to stay

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Manchester United transfer target Thiago Alacantara has been addressed through the media by the Spanish national team's manager that it is in his best interest to remain with current club Barcelona.

United have been linked with the talented young player since the beginning of the summer in the hopes that they can bring him to Old Trafford with the promise of first team football.

Barca Offer Man United Thiago And David Villa For Wayne Rooney

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Interesting story out of Spain where the Spanish newspaper Sport reports that Barcelona are offering Manchester United David Villa and Thiago Alcantara in exchange for Wayne Rooney.

Despite manager David Moyes stating on Friday that the striker "is not for sale", the rumours that Rooney is unhappy at Old Trafford will not go away.

Barca Fantasy Football Transfer Edition 1 - Thiago, Villa and Rooney in the same Ship

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Like I wrote in my previous post FC Barcelona's Summer Transfer Targets, Catalan media houses has a penchant to border the realms of fantasy while transfer windows are open. Yes, boys it's gonna happen; otherwise SPORT will make it happen. First we will place 4 Million and Thiago Alcantara and David Villa in a boat and send it to Manchester, they will place Wayne Rooney in it and send the boat back.

5 Year Thiago Deal Agreed… according to Spanish press

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According to the Spanish paper Sport, Thiago has agreed a 5-year-deal with Manchester United with minor details to be sorted next week.

Thiago Alcantara will play for Manchester United. The midfielder has already decided and his arrival at Old Trafford will be just a matter of days.

United close in on midfielder signing

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Reports in Spain indicate that Manchester United are quickly closing in on the signing of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, as the club and player are down to ironing out personal details. Sport.esis reporting that "all indications are that his fate will be at Manchester United," indicating positive progress in the Red Devils' pursuit of the Spanish international.

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David de Gea soon to be Manchester United great?

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David de Gea hasn't got himself into the team of the year this season, but you can bet your life he will win Manchester United's player of the year award, be it the player's player or the fan's player, in fact it is quite possible he will get both, he deserves both.

Manchester United to turn their attentions to Yohan Cabaye

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Reports are emerging Manchester United are keen to turn to Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye after losing out on their two main targets.

Premier League champions Manchester United have faced a long and unfulfilling quest to find a long-term replacement for central-midfielder Paul Scholes.

The latest on Fabregas’ possible transfer back to Arsenal

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The possibility of Cesc Fabregas coming back to Arsenal is one that almost all Gooners would relish, but how realistic is it? First of all it is almost certain that Manchester United have launched an opening offer of around 30 million euros for the Spain and Barcelona midfielder, but after that, the waters begin to get muddy.

Is Thiago really worth £120,000-a-week?

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It has been widely rumoured that Barcelona's Thiago is on the verge of signing for Premier League giants Manchester United. A £15 million deal, which will see Thiago move to Old Trafford, is almost complete, with just personal agreements to be negotiated between the player and club. It finally seems as though the La Liga champions have given up on the fight to keep their star midfielder.

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Don´t touch the ground

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Es ist schon allererste Sahne, was die Brasilano-Spanien Connection des FC Bayern München im Training so veranstaltet. Heute hat man mal so ganz nebenei sich den Ball hin und hergekickt und dabei aber den Ball nie den Boden berühren lassen. Das lässt uns staunen und den Brasilianer im Trikot des.

Antecedentes Brasil vs Alemania semifinales Brasil 2014

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Este martes 8 de julio a las 15:00 hrs (tiempo del centro de México) en duelo de semifinal se enfrentará Brasil vs Alemania en el Estadio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte.

Los Alemanes llegan a este duelo luego de derrotar a Francia 1 a 0, mientras que los Brasileños derrotaron 2 a 1 a Colombia quienes no contarán con Neymar fuera por lesión y a Thiago por acumulación de tarjetas.

Iker Muniain – Athletic Bilbao’s struggling star at an early crossroads

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There was a time in which he was hailed as the golden boy of Spanish football, but since then many names have passed him by.

Isco arose from the shadows of Valencia's 'B' team to make his way to the heights of Real Madrid, Thiago dazzled at Barcelona and outgrew his status as bit-part player there while a new batch of youngsters including Gerard Deulofeu will threaten to surpass him in a year or so.

What to make of Fabregas bid?

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For several weeks, the transfer of Thiago to United was reported as more or less a done deal. Despite David Moyes' claims that the Barca player wasn't a priority for United, we've been interested in signing him for a couple of years and it's unlikely we would have passed up the opportunity to buy him.

Thiago excited about life after Barcelona

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Thiago Alcantara once again finds himself on the front of Catalan paper Sport today with the news that the Spain Under-21 midfielder flat out refused an approach from Real Madrid and is keen for the challenge at Manchester United. In recent weeks, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez made initial advances towards Thiago, believing a move [.