Live Mercato: news and rumors from April 18

Koeman talks about his future and that of Messi

Asked at a press conference after FC Barcelona’s Copa del Rey victory this Saturday against Bilbao (4-0), Ronald Koeman spoke of his future and that of Lionel Messi. “You never know, it’s Messi who has to decide his future, as the president said, we try to do our best to make him stay, because once again, in the final, he turned out to be the best player in the world, he led the team, congratulated Koeman on the Argentinian. We also have to highlight the others, they worked a lot, we tried to find Messi between the lines and the ‘team was phenomenal. ” As for his future, Koeman redirected to Joan Laporta. “The decision is not in my hands. I still have a year on the contract, Koeman recalled. At the end of the season, it’s always ‘what did you win’. It is sometimes boring. , you have to win things. “

Chelsea would position themselves on Varane

According to Bild this Sunday, Raphaël Varane would have a new contender in the Premier League. After Manchester United who have already positioned themselves on the French defender who is currently playing for Real Madrid, it is Chelsea who would be interested in the services of the 2018 world champion. Thomas Tuchel would be seduced by Varane and would like to recruit him for the season next, while a departure of the Madrid player has already been mentioned in recent weeks by the Spanish press, with a contract the link with the club Merengue until June 2022.

Mourinho towards a departure?

According to Football London this Sunday, José Mourinho should no longer be Tottenham’s coach next season. If the Spurs will play in a League Cup final next Sunday against Manchester City, they live an average season in the league, currently 7th and without a renewal displayed despite a good start to the season. President Daniel Levy would therefore think about separating from the Portuguese coach.

Laporta convinced Messi ‘wants to stay’ at Barca

Joan Laporta praised the performance of Lionel Messi in the Copa del Rey final won this Saturday by Barça against Bilbao (4-0). The Catalan club president also shared his hope that the Argentine will extend a contract that ends at the end of the season.

Good morning all

Hello and welcome everyone to follow a new transfer window with our live commentary on Sunday, April 18. This Saturday, the main information of the day concerned Neymar. According to our information, everything is complete for an extension to PSG with a lease that will run until June 2026. At Bayern Munich, Hansi Flick has made it clear that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season.


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