Thursday August 15 2013
Mascherano 'often talks' with Benitez

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has praised Napoli boss Rafa Benitez, amidst speculation that he could move to Italy.

The Partenopei have been linked with the Bluagrana man in recent weeks, and the Argentine has admitted that he talks often with his former Liverpool boss.

“Moving to Napoli? I can only say that I speak with Benitez often,” he told Il Mattino. “Almost every day we talk.

“I’ve always appreciated him as a Coach.”

Rumours may have linked with Argentina international to Stadio San Paolo, but the Liga champions are unlikely to want to sell the 29-year-old.

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