BARCELONA coach Pep Guardiola has refused to comment on his club’s pursuit of Liverpool’s Javier Mascherano, but has admitted that a nice new defensive midfielder would be a perfect addition to his squad.
Mascherano opted out of Liverpool’s defeat at the hands of those nouvelle riche oiks Manchester City last night, fuelling speculation that he is on the verge of moving to the Camp Nou, however Guardiola still refuses to be drawn on the issue;
“If a defensive midfielder arrives the needs of the team will be resolved. If one arrives I will be satisfied.
You’ll have to ask [Barca’s sporting director Andoni] Zubizarreta. I will only speak about Mascherano when he’s here, if he comes.”
Quite frankly, I’ll be glad when this transfer window closes as I’m getting rather tired of all the dry-humping going on this time round.
In other Catalan news, it looks increasingly likely that sullen striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be on his way back to Italy after just one year with the Spanish champions.
Ibra joined Barca from Inter Milan last year, but it’s the Nerazzuri‘s bestest pals in the whole world AC Milan that have confirmed that they are in advanced talks with the player’s representatives over a big-money return to Serie A.