Benitez interested in reunion with Mascherano

The Argentine first played under Benitez during the pair’s time together at Liverpool, and the Spaniard, now in charge of the Serie A title hopefuls, is keen to sign him again this season.

Mascherano has not always been a regular during his time at Barcelona, and has largely been played out of position as a centre-back, so may be tempted to join Napoli and get the chance to play in his preferred midfield role again.

With Barcelona currently short of defensive options, a sale perhaps seems unlikely unless another player is brought in, but Napoli are understood to be keen to do a deal.

The likes of Lucas Leiva and Maxime Gonalons have also been mentioned in the media as possible midfield targets for Napoli and Benitez.

Adeyemi Adesanya
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