Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has has revealed that the club is keen on Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano.
The Argentine international has been strongly linked with a return to the Premier League, with his former club Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United reportedly keen to acquire the 29-year-old’s services.
“(Napoli coach Rafa) Benitez knows Mascherano well and esteems him,” De Laurentiis told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We are working on it but it’s a difficult negotiation.
“In any case, the player will turn 32 in two years’ time.”