Messi urges Mascherano to join Barca

The Sun says Barca are keen to bring Messi’s close pal to the Nou Camp in a £20million deal.

Messi said: “It will be beautiful if Barcelona signed Javier, as a player and as a friend.

“Not only to have him on the pitch but also off it as well. He’s a great player and would be a great signing.”