Premier League Transfer News: Barcelona Interested In Mascherano

by Punter's Hero on August 24, 2010

in Football, Latest News

Premier League Transfer Gossip: Barcelona Interested In Mascherano

The Liverpool midfielder has told Roy Hodgson that he wants away from Anfield after the departure of manager Rafa Bentiez. The 26-year-old Argentine midfielder is wanted by the Catalan club before their season starts at the weekend.

The Barca boss Guardiola has told reporters that he wants to bring the player to Camp Nou, but is unsure how close an agreement is.

“I will speak about him when he’s here – if he comes,” he said

When asked how close a deal was to being reached, Guardiola added: “You’ll have to ask (sporting director Andoni) Zubizarreta.

“If a defensive midfielder arrives the needs of the team will be resolved. If one arrives I will be satisfied.”

It seems that the want away midfielder will leave Liverpool for no less than £20 million however reports claim that Barca are offering £16 million for his services.


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