Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina is backing their bid for Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano.

The pair played together at Liverpool.

"I do keep in contact with Mascherano. He's a lovely guy with a winning mentality, a real gladiator. Now he plays for Barça and I cannot say more than that, but if he wants to come then I can give him a hand.

"It is difficult to talk about Agger and Skrtel, as I don't want to say anything that could hurt the Liverpool fans. They are among the best in Europe, so of course they could play for Napoli. Why not?"

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