Spanish Football Federation to decide venue for Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao on Monday

The governing body is expected to agree early this week where the last game of the tournament between the two Primera Division outfits will be played
Representatives of the Spanish football federation (RFEF), Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will meet at Las Rozas on Monday to make a decision about where the final of the Copa del Rey should be played this season.

The spectacle is scheduled to take place at the Santiago Bernabeu, and both Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa are in favour of playing at Real Madrid's stadium in order to allow as many supporters as possible to watch the game in person.

Additionally, Madrid coach Jose Mourinho stressed on Sunday that he wouldn't mind seeing the event taking place at the Bernabeu. "I won't play the Copa del Rey final, so I don't care if it's held here or in China," the Portuguese coach commented.

However, the current La Liga leaders are believed to be reluctant to host this year's edition of the cup final, although they have not officially approached the RFEF, as they have scheduled maintenance during the week of the game.

Therefore, the RFEF is considering moving the final to another venue, and both Sevilla's Estadio de la Cartuja and Valencia's Mestalla are candidates to host the fixture.

The 2009 Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Bilbao was held at Mestalla, with the Catalans recording a 4-1 victory.