Thursday October 10 2013
Mascherano-Napoli links grow

Spanish papers claim Javier Mascherano’s agent will present a Napoli proposal to Barcelona next week.

The midfielder has long been linked with a move to the San Paolo, where he would reunite with his former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.

According to Mundo Deportivo, agent Horacio Zandonadi is due to fly in at the end of next week to discuss Napoli’s proposal with Barcelona directors.

Barça bought Mascherano in 2010 for £18m, but he has been revamped as a centre-back.

The 29-year-old could be available for a transfer in January, although he would be ineligible for the Champions League.