Barcelona just €3M from deal for Liverpool ace Mascherano
Barca sources say there is now a difference of around €3 million separating the two clubs from an agreement.
Barca's last offer was for €20 million plus another €5 million based on appearances and success. But Liverpool are insisting on €26 million cash.
Barca had hoped to make up the shortfall by including Alex Hleb in their offer - but Liverpool are demanding a straight cash deal.