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The Barca coach has rubbished rumours that Barca will pursue a winter signing...

Barcelona will not sign any new players in the January transfer window if comments by Blaugrana coach Pep Guardiola are anything to go by.

Guardiola was quoted by AS as saying in a press conference today: "It is not worth signing a player for a month" referencing the absences of Seydou Keita and Yaya Toure for the majority of January due to their participation in the African Cup of Nations. Pep also stated that he would continue to remain faithful to the club's cantera [youth system] to fill in the temporary absences in the squad.

Speaking of Barca's Copa del Rey tie with Sevilla tomorrow, Guardiola praised the Andalusian squad and its president, Jose Maria Del Nido, who has "one of the best squads in Spain and has been a big player in La Liga for many years now."

Guardiola also spoke of his possible contract extension with Barca, saying that he is remaining calm about the matter and is not worrying about it whilst there is more important work to be done. He assured the fans that they have nothing to be worried about in terms of his contract.

Cyrus C. Malek, Goal.com

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