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Bartomeu: "I don't know if Alves will sign a new contract"
The Barça president also said that Messi has never asked for the club to sign Kun.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was interviewed on Radiogaceta Sports, an RNE programme, where he discussed all the latest hot topics at the Catalan club.
Real Madrid as basketball Copa del Rey champions: “I congratulate Marid, they are a very good team. Our team is growing, they have improved on last season.”
The defeat against Málaga: “We will keep calm. On Saturday there was effort and there was ambition.”
Messi and Piqué in the casino: “We like it that the players meet outside of training.”
Leo Messi: “He is happy in Barcelona, in fact he is a Catalan. Messi has been with us for years and we hope that he hangs his boots up here.”
The price for Neymar: “The transfer is 57.1 million. But the whole operation, in which salaries and other items are taken into consideration, brings other figures.”
Numerous dismissals: “It is normal. I arrived in 2010 and managing a club is hard. There are cycles that come to an end and you have to put others in with fresh ideas.”
Alves: “We are planning next year. Rexach and Braida are other directors. They are working. I don’t know if he will stay, but we cannot sign players until Janiary 1, 2016.”
Favourites for the league: “Atlético because they are the current champions.”
Kun: “Messi has never asked for us to sign him. Messi does not ask about signings it’s not true that he asked the coach to sign him.”