Javier Mascherano Agrees Barcelona Personal Terms

Javier Mascherano is set to leave Liverpool after his advisers agreed on personal terms with Barcelona to line up a move in January or the summer, according to a report. The Argentinian midfielder is desperate to complete a switch to Camp Nou and now knows he can expect to earn around 120,000-a-week should he join the European champions, the Sunday Express states. Barcelona were linked with Mascherano at the end of last season, but Liverpool turned down their approaches after agreeing to let Xabi Alonso leave the club and join Real Madrid. That interest made the player declare that he was keen to leave English football as his wife was unable to settle and that situation has not changed. Coach Pep Guardiola is keen to add to his squad as he believes more strength-in-depth is needed and is hopeful that the Catalan club's board can tie up a deal for around 32 million. The report also believes that Barcelona have enough money to buy Robinho and his desire to join them will also bear fruit as he will inform Manchester City that he wants to leave. Rumours have surfaced regularly since the summer linking the Brazilian with the treble winners while the Blaugrana have publicly stated that he is a player that they are interested in.