Man United and Chelsea target not following Guardiola out of Germany

Manchester United and Chelsea target Thiago Alcantara has dismissed speculation that he is ready to follow manager Pep Guardiola to his next club, Daily Star reports.

The 24-year-old completed his move to Bayern Munich back in 2013 from Barcelona following the appointment of Guardiola at the side.

With the Bundesliga giants now set to part ways with their manager at the end of the season, it was believed that Thiago could follow him to his next club.

Guardiola is now being heavily linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United all possible destinations.

However, Thaigo has come out to deny the rumours as he reveals his happiness playing for the German giants after only recently extending his stay.

“It’s complete rubbish, without any background or basis. It makes no sense at all. Why should I follow Pep? I’ve extended at Bayern because I’m happy,” he said.

“I’m not dependent on Pep. It’s simply not true. He’s a great coach but I’m not taking the same route as him.”

The midfielder has featured in 13 league matches and four Champions League fixtures this term while managing to provide a total of six assists so far.