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Ex-Man Utd striker Rossi: Guardiola wanted me at Barcelona

Guiseppe Rossi has revealed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wanted to sign him for Barcelona.

Rossi, a free agent, is currently training with former club Manchester United.

"Barça wanted me when Pep Guardiola was there," the 32-year-old told AS.

"It was after a great season when Villarreal qualified for the Champions League. I scored 32 goals and it was nice to hear about Barcelona's interest.

"Football's like that though. I didn't go, I stayed at Villarreal and now it's history. It's a nice story because [Barça] are the biggest club in the world. It was an honour to be close to joining Barça."

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