Saturday August 3 2013
Skrtel and Mascherano for Napoli?

Rafa Benitez wants a Little Liverpool at Napoli, as after Pepe Reina they are reportedly targeting Javier Mascherano and Martin Skrtel.

The manager has already brought in Reina from Anfield on loan and according to newspaper Il Mattino is lining up further swoops.

Mascherano played at Liverpool from 2007 to 2010 before joining Barcelona for €24m.

The 29-year-old has a buy-out clause in his contract worth €100m, so making this approach will be extremely difficult for Napoli.

A more likely arrival is Slovak defender Skrtel, who Il Mattino suggests is close to accepting the transfer to the Stadio San Paolo. The only sticking block would be his wages.

The 28-year-old has been at Liverpool since January 2008 and only signed a long-term extension to his contract in August 2012.

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