Javier Mascherano flattered by Inter Milan interest, says agent

By Michael Owen
javie mascherano(Photo: Ryu Voelkel)

javie mascherano

Javier Mascherano is ready to move to reigning European champions Inter Milan, according to his agent.

It has been speculated for some time that the current Argentina captain would head for an Anfield exit after a disappointing season on Merseyside and comments made by Walter Tamer, Mascherano’s agent, suggest the player would like a move to Inter Milan.

“After the World Cup, he has switched off but it’s clear that he is happy to be a target of top clubs in the transfer market,” said Tamer.

“Last season, it was the European champions Barcelona that wanted him and this year it’s Inter, the current Champions League winners.

“For him to be linked to Inter has a magical taste. It’s a dream.

“Think about it, the strongest team in the world wants him, a team where many of Mascherano’s compatriots play and a side that is guided by a coach with whom Mascherano has a personal bond.”

Reports have suggested that former Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez has made the 26-year-old one of his main targets this summer after taking the helm at the San Siro.

But the Spanish boss will have to fight off interest from Barcelona in order to sign the former West Ham midfielder, who has made 93 league appearances for the Reds since his arrival in 2007.

Meanwhile Liverpool have been quick to play down the concerns surrounding Fernando Torres’ fitness after the striker picked up an injury during the World Cup final on Sunday.

Club doctor Peter Bruckner said he did not feel the Spaniard groin injury was “too serious,” but is still awaiting the results of a scan before further assessing how much of an impact the injury may have on the Spanish front man’s chances of starting the new season.

One positive for Liverpool supporters is that Torres’ injury has forced Chelsea to step back from making a bid for the World Cup winning striker until concerns over his fitness are eased, potentially leading to the Blues looking elsewhere in order to bolster their attacking line-up.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

OUR PICK: Discover the 5 best fat burner supplements

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Opinion
The Sport Review
Man United signing Nemanja Matic sees his stock rise in perfect Chelsea storm
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Liverpool ordered to make this summer signing right now
The Sport Review
Graeme Souness: Liverpool’s most important player isn’t Philippe Coutinho
The Sport Review
Man United ditch plans to sign 27-year-old from rivals – report