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Liverpool target Javier Mascherano could have his future decided imminently with his agent due to meet Barcelona bosses.
The midfielder hinted after Barca's failed La Liga tilt that he could quit the Nou Camp and that sparked interest at his former Anfield club as well as at Napoli where Rafa Benitez, his former Liverpool boss, is now in charge.
According to reports in Italy, the Argentina international's agent Walter Tamer is in Barcelona and due to meet with new coach Luis Enrique and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta.
Barca are thought to be ready to offer the former West Ham loanee, who turns 30 this weekend, a one-year extension.
But if the deal is not right for both parties then they are likely to listen to offers from Serie A and the Premier League.