De senaste dagarna har det gått heta rykten om Mascherano till Barcelona. Argentinarens agent har snackat en mssa i pressen vilket har blossat upp rykterna.
Glädjande nog tar Benitez död på rykterna i och med dagens kommentarer:
”Mascherano has no price,” sa Benitez till officiella hemsidan.
”Barcelona could not afford to match his value to Liverpool Football Club.
”We do not want to sell and Javier is very happy here.
”I have spoken to Javier two or three times this summer – the last time was only last week – and he was very happy, very positive.
”He gave me the private number of his agent, Walter Tamer, and again the conversation was very positive and was all about football.
”Walter told me that two clubs with big, big names were asking after Mascherano – and I told him to forget it, that Javier was happy in Liverpool and he was not for sale.
”So I was surprised to see the agent’s comments today.
”He has a long contract and any club can forget about bidding for him. They can offer £40m or even £50m, we don’t want to sell.”
Ska vi gissa på att agenten får sig en rejäl utskällning av Benitez?