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Mascherano set to depart in part-exchange deal? by lfctalk
July 29, 2010, 15:16
Filed under: Transfer Gossip

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The Italian media are reporting that Inter Milan will offer Sulley Muntari plus cash for want-away midfielder Javier Mascherano.

The Argentina captain has told Roy Hodgson in no uncertain terms that he wishes to follow former boss Rafael Benitez to the San Siro.

The Italian club are not happy to offer the full £25m asking price though, so an offer of £12.5m plus the Ghana international in exchange.

Hodgson may prefer to take a full cash amount for the midfielder, but the addition of the former Portsmouth man to his midfield may help him to accept the offer on the table.

Muntari joined Inter in a €16 million from Portsmouth during José Mourinho’s reign at the European Champions, but Benitez has told the midfielder is not in his plans and would surely jump at the chance of a switch to Anfield.

Mascherano is likely to leave the club sooner rather than later after Hodgson confirmed that he had been informed of the player’s desire to leave Anfield.

“Yes, he wants to leave the club,” confirmed Hodgson.

“He has made that perfectly clear. I think he wanted to leave a year ago.”

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