Liverpool have reportedly “tabled an offer” for the signature of ex-defender Javier Mascherano, seven seasons after he left the club for Barcelona.
The 33-year-old is out of the deal at Camp Nou in 2019 but has been tipped to move on to plains new as soon as next summer, with the footballer himself lately admitting that he is “analysing” his position.
As reported by the Diario Gol, the Argentine already has three proposals on the table, containing one from the Reds, where he played almost 100 Premier League games between 2007 and 2010.
The outlet suggests that Mascherano’s teammate Lionel Messi “is proved that he’s already made his mind up to go” and that he will seek a move out next year, with Barca reportedly ready to let him leave on a free to cut out his healthy earnings.
Liverpool are allegedly joined in their hunt of Mascherano by big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, and Serie A champions Juventus.
Meanwhile, Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij is hoping to decide his future.
The defender’s current deal with Lazio is due to end at the end of the campaign and talks over a new contract have stalled.
That has sparked interest from Liverpool, as well as Italian champions Juventus, who are both eager to land the defender for free in the summer.
Lazio are extreme for De Vrij to agree on new terms and, as reported by the Corriere Dello Sport, a meeting is a planned for Friday.
The centre-half’s agent is travelling to Rome to meet with bosses from the Italian club as they look to sort out his client’s future finally.
The sticking point is understood to be a release clause in De Vrij’s new deal, with Lazio and the footballer unable to agree on the expense it should be set at.