Javier Mascherano will not leave Barcelona for an Italian club in the summer. "Let's not joke," stated his agent.
The Argentine has been associated with Juventus and Roma in recent weeks, but the midfielder's representative has rubbished such claims.
"Please, let us not talk about Mascherano going to Italy," Horacio Zandonadi told Radio Mana Mana on Monday.
"Let's not joke. Mascherano plays for Barcelona or, in other words, the best club side in the world.
"He wouldn't consider his future, not even if Juventus or Milan made an offer for his services," added Zandonadi.
"As for Roma, can they pay him more than what Barcelona do? Mascherano will be going nowhere this summer."
The South American joined the Nou Camp outfit less than a year ago after ending his Premiership stint with Liverpool.
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