HOT football news in the morning of April 18: Mourinho refused “Serie A.” There are also some other notable information.
Mourinho refused Serie A. “According to journalist Duncan Castles, club AS Roma have paid attention to Mourinho after they fired Di Francesco last month, but the Portuguese coach refused to give it. Currently, Roma is being led by a seasoned strategist Claudio Ranieri but BLD team only considers this as a fire-fighting plan.
Coach Jose Mourinho
Messi refused to shake hands with MU. In the first-quarter quarter-final at Old Trafford, Smalling had a strong clash with Messi, causing the Argentine star to bleed his nose and eyes. In the rematch at the Nou Camp, the camera lens snapped the picture Smalling approached Messi and actively raised his hand to shake hands with Barcelona captain. However, instead of responding to Smalling’s goodwill, Messi ignored, not shaking hands with MU player.
De Ligt will join Barcelona. Siem de Jong is currently playing for Sydney under a loan deal from Ajax saying De Ligt will join Barcelona this summer. If that happens, De Ligt will reunite with teammate Frenkie de Jong, who agreed to join the Nou Camp for a fee of 70 million euros.
Kompany praises Guardiola. Belgian midfielder Kompany said coach Pep Guardiola has turned Man City into a winning machine, every position in the squad can change and that is the strength of this team.
Brazil stars seek to “escape” from Chelsea. Italian media said left-back Emerson Palmieri was looking to connect to Milan because he could not compete with Marcos Alonso. The 24-year-old Brazilian has joined Stamford Bridge since January 2018 but has only 13 appearances so far.