Inter Milan's battle for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is being held up over Rafa Benitez's original valuation for the Argentine.

Datasport says Benitez's asking price of €50 million for Mascherano while he was in charge at Liverpool is what Anfield chiefs are now referring Inter to.

Although not quite expecting €50m, it is rumoured Liverpool won't release the Argentine for less than €30m.

Barcelona are also chasing Mascherano this summer.