Posted July 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Champions League winner Bayern Munich presented new signing Thiago Alcantara on Tuesday and said it had no plans to bring in any more players or to let any others leave. Bayern used a buy-out close in Alcantara's contract with Barcelona and spent ?25 million ($33 million) to sign the midfielder to a four-year deal. The player was signed at the express wish of Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who coached Alcantara in Barcelona. Alcantara joins a crowded, star-studded midfield, but Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the competition was ''fantastic.'' Bayern has signed forward and midfielder Mario Goetze from Borussia Dortmund, defender Jan Kirchhoff from Mainz, while releasing striker Mario Gomez to Fiorentina. ''I don't think that we'll sign another player. I also don't think we'll give up any other players,'' Rummenigge said. ''As of now, nothing more is planned. We are going into the new season most probably with this squad and we are doing it with optimism.'' Guardiola inherited a team that completed an unprecedented treble in German football last season, winning the Bundesliga and the German Cup as well as the Champions League.
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