Inter wait on Mascherano
Inter Milan have seemingly dismissed the suggestion that they need to sell in order to buy Javier Mascherano.
Last Updated: 03/07/10 4:55pm
Inter Milan sports director Marco Branca has seemingly dismissed the suggestion that the club would need to sell in order to buy Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.
The Argentina captain, who is preparing for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Germany, seems set to leave Anfield and he has been persistently linked with the European champions.
Mascherano's arrival at Inter has increased in probability after the Italians appointed former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez as their new boss earlier in the summer as a successor to Jose Mourinho.
It has, though, been speculated that Benitez would have to sell members of his squad in order to raise funds to meet the asking price of the defensive midfielder.
But Branca has played down these reports, telling La Gazzetta dello Sport when quizzed on the subject: "It is not said that someone will leave.
"We are waiting in a long market with long negotiations. Without a serious offer (for a member of the Inter squad), we will stay as we are."