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FC Barcelona News: 20 April 2018; Mercado explains why he can’t smack Messi in Copa del Rey final

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Mercado: If I smack Messi I can’t go back to Argentina | AS

Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado has spoken about Lionel Messi ahead of the Copa del Rey final. He says his compatriot is the best in the world and joked that if he smacked him he wouldn’t be able to return to his homeland.

Lenglet must choose between Sevilla and Barcelona | Goal

Clement Lenglet continues to hog the headlines with the latest report claiming Sevilla are determined to keep hold of their star man. Although he is wanted by Barcelona he may prefer to remain at Sevilla where he will be guaranteed first-team football.

West Ham keen on Yerry Mina | Sport Witness

The rumours surrounding Yerry Mina are refusing to go away and a move to West Ham remains a talking point. The Colombian would apparently consider moving to east London and it sounds like a permanent deal for more than €20 million is more likely than a loan.

Petit slams Barcelona dressing room cliques | Marca

Former Barcelona midfielder Emmanuel Petit has been talking about his time at the club and reckons the dressing room was full of cliques. The Frenchman says he regrets leaving Arsenal for the Camp Nou and reckons the dressing room problems ruined team unity.

Javier Mascherano to head back to Argentina | Sport

Javier Mascherano only left Barcelona for China in January but it sounds like he could be on the move again very shortly. Apparently the midfielder has a release clause in his contract which comes into effect in November and River Plate feel they could tempt him home.