Javier Mascherano's agent has revealed he has held talks with Inter Milan over a possible move to the Nerazzurri, which would see the Liverpool midfielder reunited with former boss Rafael Benitez.
Speculation has been rife that Argentina captain Mascherano would move to the San Siro since Benitez was confirmed as Jose Mourinho's replacement last week.
And the 25-year-old's agent, Marco Piccioli, told www.Itasportpress.it: "There has already been a first contact with director Marco Branca. We are evaluating the move hard and in the next few days we will have a new meeting to better establish the details of this transfer deal."
Mascherano, who has two years left on his current deal at Liverpool, revealed earlier this week he was learning Italian.
And the midfielder admitted at the beginning of the month he would relish the opportunity to link up with Benitez again.
"Would I follow Benitez? I don't know," he said with a shrug.
"At the moment I really know little about my future.
"But of course with Benitez at Liverpool I experienced three incredible years. His football is my football."
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