Javier Mascherano looks set to leave Liverpool, confirming the clubs worst fears.

The Argentina captain is keen on a move to link up with former Reds boss Rafael Benitez at his new club Inter Milan and reports suggest it will cost the Nerazzurri around £25million.

Liverpool will welcome the sum as they are struggling financially at present but they will loathe the fact they may lose one of their best midfielders who was set to forge a great relationship with new signing Joe Cole and continue his partnership with Reds skipper Steven Gerrard in the centre of the pitch.

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