BREAKING NEWS: Mascherano left out tonight after £12m Barca bid
Written by Football Talk.
Javier Mascherano is edging closer to his Anfield exit after being left out of the Liverpool squad to face Manchester City tonight. Sky Sports News are reporting that Barcelona have made a £12m bid for the midfielder while the Guardian claims that a £12.2m offer also includes former Arsenal player Alexander Hleb and defender Martin Caceres.
Liverpool are understood to have rejected the bid as they are looking for £24.4m up front with no player exchanges in the deal. The Guardian are also reporting that Mascherano has refused to play tonight, basically going on strike, which should all but end his days on Merseyside.
More as this story develops….
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