Messi pushing for Fabregas and Mascherano to join him at Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is hoping the Catalan club can persuade Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Liverpool's Javier Mascherano to join him at Camp Nou.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is hoping the Catalan club can persuade Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Liverpool's Javier Mascherano to join him at Camp Nou.

He told Sport: "I hope Mascherano can come and we can form a solid partnership. His qualities are always appreciated.

"The same goes for Fabregas. A good footballer like him who can contribute is always welcome."

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