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Spaniard claims there was no meeting with Blues officials earlier in the year

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Pep Guardiola has denied reports that he met with Chelsea club officials in February about replacing former boss Andre Villas-Boas, saying to do so would have been disrespectful to Barcelona.

The Spaniard announced this afternoon that he was going to step down as Barca boss at the end of the campaign after amassing an incredible 13 trophies since taking charge in 2008.

"Meeting with Chelsea in February? I did not meet with them," Guardiola said in a press conference this afternoon.

"That would have been a lack of respect towards the club."

Villas-Boas was sacked in March, with Roberto Di Matteo appointed as interim head coach until the end of the season.

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