Footaholic 10 years ago Arsenal, Egypt 178 2277 In today's press conference Pep Guardiola was quite categorical about his intentions regarding Barcelona's Thiago. The following quotes are taken verbatim from @honigstein (Raphale Honigstein's twitter account): "I want Thiago Alcantara. Have asked (Bayern to get him) Don't know what will happen. I know him very well. I talked to Rummenigge and Sammer about him, we will wait and then see" "Thiago is the only player I want, that's what I told them. It'll be him or no one" "We have many players but we the need the special (quality) that Thiago Alcantara brings" "I Don't think (adding another midfielder) will be a problem. I spoke to club about my concept and told them why I want Thiago Alcantara" "Javier Martinez can play at CB, he played very well there with Athletic" "The club will decide. I told them my opinion" "Nobody will leave Barcelona, unless they feel they won't play much. He wants to play. That's why I proposed him to the club" "I give my opinion, but I listen to the board. If they say no, that's ok."