Barcelona will make opening offer for Liverpool's Mascherano this week

Barcelona will make an opening offer for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano in the coming days.

Barcelona will make an opening offer for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano in the coming days.

The Times says Barcelona are set to test Liverpool’s resolve to keep Mascherano by making a £25.7 million bid for the Argentina midfield player this week.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is reluctant to lose Mascherano and is understood to rate the Argie closer to £35 million.

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