Mascherano: I don't want to leave Barcelona

The Argentina international has insisted that he is happy with life at the Catalan giants, and is ready to sign a contract extension if the club make him an offer
Javier Mascherano has made it clear that he is enjoying life at Barcelona and added that he is keen to stay at Camp Nou beyond the 2011-12 campaign.

The Argentina international has developed into an important first-team member at the Blaugrana since joining them from Liverpool in the summer of 2010, and he is eager to stay put.

"I have no intention to leave Barcelona. I am very happy with the way things are going here," Mascherano was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

The versatile Argentine then went on to stress that he does not think his contract should be upgraded, but added that he is ready to ink a new deal if the opportunity comes up.

"I don’t think I deserve a new contract. If I have the chance to continue or get a new deal in the future, that will be great. The club will decide."

The 27-year-old's current agreement runs until June 2014. will be running a dedicated LIVE! on Saturday from 11.00-00.00BST to keep you up to date with all the latest about the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, while also offering you the chance to ask our European football editors any questions you have about the game via International's Twitter account, or our Facebook page.