Barcelona concede defeat in bid for Liverpool's Mascherano

Barcelona are ready to drop their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.

Barcelona are ready to drop their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.

The Daily Mail says Barca will concede defeat in trying to buy Mascherano from Liverpool following Xabi Alonso's move to Real Madrid.

The Argentina captain wants to join the European champions but Nou Camp insiders had already been put off by a £50m price-tag and will look elsewhere.

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