Liverpool ace closing in on Barcelona move

The Sunday Express says the Argentinian midfielder is desperate to complete a move to the Spanish giants in the January transfer window.

Mascherano can expect to earn around €120,000-a-week with the European champions.

Barcelona were linked with a move for Mascherano at the end of last season as well, but Liverpool rejected the move.

The Spanish side are hopeful that a bid of around €32million can persuade Liverpool to sell.