Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has revealed Inter president Massimo Moratti was more interested in signing midfielder Javier Mascherano than winger Dirk Kuyt.
Mascherano eventually moved to Barcelona for approximately €21 million, and the former Fulham boss believes the Nerazzurri could make an offer for the Dutchman during the January transfer window.
"Moratti insisted more on trying to get Mascherano than Kuyt," Hodgson told Sky Sports. "What demonstrates this is the official offer that arrived from the Milan-based club for the Argentine.
"It was an offer that did not satisfy us or meet or valuation of the player.
"As for Kuyt, I hope that Inter do not come back and try to lure him away during the next transfer window," added the tactician.