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Tuesday September 2 2014
Mascherano: Napoli were there

Barcelona all-round midfielder Javier Mascherano has revealed that he indeed could have signed with Napoli this summer.

The Argentina international was heavily linked with interest from his former mentor at Liverpool Rafael Benitez, but a move to the San Paolo did not materialise and he has since renewed his contract at the Camp Nou.

Even so, the 30-year-old has explained that there was a moment when Napoli could have been his future.

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Thursday August 7 2014
Enrique on Mascherano, Cuadrado

Luis Enrique commented briefly on Javier Mascherano’s future and not at all on links to Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado.

After facing and losing to Napoli in Geneva on Wednesday evening, the Barcelona tactician inevitably faced questions on the Vesuviani’s early-summer pursuit of Mascherano.

“I believe that Mascherano has preferred the sun of Barcelona to that of Napoli,” Enrique responded to Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday August 5 2014
Barcelona squad for Napoli test

Barcelona named their squad to face Napoli in tomorrow’s friendly, but there’s no Leo Messi or Javier Mascherano.

The two clubs go head-to-head in a pre-season test in Geneva at 19.00 UK time (18.00 GMT).

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Tuesday August 5 2014
‘Fellaini? Depends on United’

Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez has hinted that the ball is in Manchester United’s court over negotiations for Marouane Fellaini.

The Vesuviani are seen as in continued talks with the Red Devils over a proposed initial loan move for the 26-year-old midfielder.

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Tuesday July 29 2014
Benitez: No Callejon, Behrami cases

Rafa Benitez plays down issues involving Jose Callejon and Valon Behrami and asserts only 10 per cent of the names linked to Napoli are true.

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Wednesday July 23 2014
ADL: Youth over Mascherano

Aurelio De Laurentiis has explained the lack of value to Javier Mascherano and is not shy in saying he wants Napoli to fight for the title.

The Partenopei have been linked this summer with a move for the Barcelona midfielder, only for reports to indicate that a transfer is increasingly unlikely.

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Wednesday July 23 2014
Benitez: Not favourites, but…

Rafa Benitez has considered Napoli’s position in the title race, solving Marek Hamsik, and again interest in Javier Mascherano.

The Vesuviani head into a second season under the Spaniard with odds on winning the Scudetto shortened in light of the managerial change last week at Juventus.

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Friday July 18 2014
Benitez: We don’t sell our best

Rafa Benitez has reflected on Napoli’s transfer ambitions this summer and is enthusiastic for Michu’s arrival.

The club endured a difficult spell at the start of the summer with speculation that Barcelona were interested in signing Gonzalo Higuain.

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Sunday July 13 2014
Mascherano: 'This was our chance'

Javier Mascherano felt “immense pain” at losing the World Cup to Germany. “This was our chance.”

Argentina pushed the Final to extra time, but Mario Gotze scored at the 113th minute to hand the trophy to the Germans in Rio de Janeiro.

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Thursday June 12 2014
Fabregas to Chelsea affects Napoli

Cesc Fabregas has officially joined Chelsea, with bad knock-on effects for Napoli’s Javier Mascherano bid.

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