Inter doesn’t want Mascherano, Barcelona does

Italian giant Inter Milan seem to have lost interest in the Argentinean midfielder Javier Mascherano.

Masch had made it clear that he wants to reunite with Rafael Benitez at San Siro and even learned Italian during the World Cup this summer. This week the Inter President Massimo Moratti decided that €30 million was too expensive now that Maicon is off the market.

According to Catalan newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have dived right in to take advantage of the situation. Their bid for Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas failed, so they would be willing to pay Liverpool’s asking price for Mascherano.

They will also be able to handover Aleksandar Hleb as part of the transfer package.

Agent Horacio Zandonadi told Com Radio:

“The player would like to talk to Barca. After all, the sums requested are half of what they put on the table for Fabregas.”

“Mascherano has not renewed his contract and the club promised to release him if he requested a transfer.”

“The situation is much easier than a year ago, when Barcelona already made an offer for Javier.”

“Many clubs like Mascherano, as he is a great player at the highest level.”

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  1. Ryan McManus 15 August, 2010