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Hodgson: Mascherano can go for right price

August 17, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is still hopeful of keeping want-away midfielder Javier Mascherano at the club but admits they have a verbal agreement with the player to allow him to leave if a decent bid is received.

Javier Mascherano, Roy Hodgson
PA PhotosJavier Mascherano: Left Liverpool after going on strike.

Mascherano has been linked with a move to Inter Milan to be reunited with former Reds boss Rafa Benitez, as well as Spanish Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, but as yet, no club has made an offer for the Argentina international.

Hodgson said: "We want to keep him here and we will keep him here unless an offer comes along that is correct.

"As yet we haven't had any offers. There's two weeks to go in the transfer window and some of these clubs for some reason like to come in with offers on the 28th or 29th of August.

"But we want to keep him here and we will keep him here unless an offer comes along that is correct - one that is commensurate with his value and one where we would think it would be wrong to turn down because we've said to him if that offer comes in we'll accept it.

"At the moment it's not there, it's not even on the horizon. If all these clubs are interested it would be nice if they contacted Liverpool one day."