Inter president Massimo Moratti to meet £25m target Javier Mascherano's minders next week ahead of Liverpool bid - report

Inter president Massimo Moratti has set the wheels in motion to sign Liverpool hard man Javier Mascherano by arranging a meeting with his minders.

Argentina's World Cup captain was brought to Merseyside by new Inter head coach Rafael Benitez in 2007 and he is determined to have a reunion in Italy. A price tag of £25 million has already been set and the 26-year-old is reported to have begun Italian lessons.

According to Sky Sports Italia, Moratti has arranaged a meeting with Mascherano's representatives for next week where initial details over his personal terms will be agreed. Whether the debt-laden Anfield club will be able to resist a big-money bid is yet to be seen.

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