Interesting news are out and it has been reported that Liverpool are making a new two-year contract offer to Javier Mascherano.
It has been reported that Mascherano’s future remained uncertain despite Rafa Benitez’s insistence that he would not sell his enforcer, 25, even if a £50million Barcelona bid came in.
It has been reported now that talks have begun to try and tie the Argentine international down at Anfield until 2014 with a £5million-a-year deal – worth almost £100,000 a week.
Speculations emerged last summer that Mascherano was keen to return to a Spanish-speaking country for family reasons.
His agent Walter Tamer fuelled the rumours by claiming his client was “very proud” to be linked with Spanish champions Barcelona, saying a transfer would be “feasible”.
However there was no transfer window move and Mascherano continued to show the form which saw Argy boss Diego Maradona hand him the armband.