Barcelona are preparing a £30 million offer for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.

The Mirror says Barca's efforts to land Mascherano last summer were firmly rebuffed by the Reds, who do not want to lose their midfield anchorman.

However the Catalans feel they may be more successful this time and Mascherano was said to be disappointed when he was blocked from moving to the Nou Camp.

The Argentinian skipper is unsettled by the turmoil at Anfield and will reportedly consider his future after the World Cup.