Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano's agent has revealed talks have taken place with Inter Milan over a possible transfer.
• Mascherano learning Italian
Speculation has been rife that Argentina captain Mascherano would move to the San Siro since Rafael Benitez was confirmed as Jose Mourinho's replacement last week.
Mascherano, who was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona last summer, has spent the past three years at Anfield but contract negotiations have currently been put on hold and one of his agents, Marco Piccioli, claims the 25-year-old could very well follow in his former manager's footsteps.
"There has already been a first contact with director Marco Branca," Piccioli told Itasportpress.it. "We are evaluating the move hard and in the next few days we will have a new meeting to better establish the details of this transfer deal."
Mascherano, who has two years left on his current deal at Liverpool, revealed earlier this week he was learning Italian, and the midfielder admitted at the beginning of the month he would relish the opportunity to link up with Benitez again.
"Would I follow Benitez? I don't know," he said. "At the moment I really know little about my future, but of course with Benitez at Liverpool I experienced three incredible years. His football is my football."