Sensational transfer news are out and it has been reported that FC Barcelona are planning to cash in on Liverpool’s current financial crisis with a £20million swoop for Javier Mascherano.
The European Champions have already sounded out the Argentina captain’s advisors after media reports revealed recently how the Kop club’s accountants had reported a crippling loss of £42m and fears the company running the club “could not continue as a going concern”.
Javier Mascherano, 25, still has three years left on his current contract after moving to Anfield from West Ham in January 2007.
This shocking news leaves the Liverpool boss in a nightmare scenario of losing two of his key players this summer as Xabi Alonso is believed to be on the verge of a £24m switch to Real Madrid.
Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola will be without midfielders Yaya Toure and Seydou Keita for almost two months because of the African Nations Cup next winter and the coach has always rated Mascherano very highly.