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The former Spain international is out of contract with Barca in the summer and has yet to reveal if he will sign a new deal, and the Mexican club are ready to move in for him

Chivas owner Jorge Vergara has revealed that he would attempt to bring Pep Guardiola to the club should Johan Cruyff recommend making a move for the Barcelona coach.

Guardiola’s current contract with his Catalan employers expires at the end of the season and the former Spain international - who finished his career in Mexico with Dorados - has yet to decide if he will sign one of his customary one-year extensions with the club.

Cruyff, meanwhile, has just accepted an advisory role with Chivas and Vergara insists that the Blaugrana legend will be given 100 per cent backing if he feels the club would be best served by hiring Guardiola.

“If he [Cruyff] asks for him [Guardiola], we will try to bring him [to Chivas], although it would be complicated,” the Chivas supremo told AS.

“Guardiola is currently making Barcelona into one of the best teams in football history."

However, Vergara now intends to make full use of Cruyff's contacts and standing within the game after pulling out all the stops to persuade the Dutchman to link up with Chivas.

"It was the result of many hours and long shifts," he explained. "We want the best; Johan is one of them.

"We held a lot of talks and although other names were assessed, he was always the first choice for the job. I always had the feeling that this is a direct, clear and very disciplined man."

Cruyff enjoyed hugely successful spells at Camp Nou as both a player and a coach.

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