Javier Mascherano Rumors: Top Five Moves for the Liverpool Midfielder

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Javier Mascherano Rumors: Top Five Moves for the Liverpool Midfielder

It's no secret the Argentinian captain, Javier Mascherano, is one of the top transfer targets this summer.

For over a year now, there have been "talks" about Mascherano departing from Liverpool, but now the "talks" are turning into real possibilities.

After the World Cup, Mascherano was a bit quiet during the transfer period, but now the defensive midfielder is pleased to be wanted by the top clubs in the world.

After friendly talks with Liverpool manager, Roy Hodgson, Mascherano has been granted his wish to leave the Anfield Club if a team can accomodate his, and his current club's wishes.

A source close to Mascherano reportedly told ESPNsoccernet, "He was asked to stay on for one more year, he agreed, so now it is time for him to go. It was all very pleasant and it is now a question of the two clubs who are interested in him making an acceptable offer to Liverpool."

Right now, Mascherano is under contract until June 2010, so the teams who wish to sign him will have to find an agreement with Liverpool.

The asking price for Mascherano is reportedly marked at 25 million Euros, which means teams are going to have to match it in order for the Liverpool hierarchy to accept the transfer.

Until then, he still has one year left on his Liverpool contract, which means he is going to have to find a deal that is suitable for both teams, or he is remaining with Liverpool.

So, the question is, what are the best potential moves for the star midfielder?

Here are the top five possible destinations for Javier Mascherano.

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