Mascherano fuels Liverpool quit fears by revealing he's learning Italian
Published 23:00 14/06/10 By David Anderson
Javier Mascherano has increased fears at Liverpool that he could follow Rafa Benitez to Inter Milan by claiming he is learning Italian.
Benitez wants Mascherano to join him at the San Siro and is preparing a £25million bid for the Argentina skipper.
Despite verbally pledging his future to Liverpool before leaving for the World Cup, Mascherano has still not signed his new deal and it is understood he has become unsettled by the turmoil at Anfield.
It is believed the midfielder, who wanted to join Barcelona last summer, is keen to see who succeeds Benitez and how much money will be available for new signings before he considers putting pen to paper.
Liverpool do not want to lose Mascherano, who still has two years left on his Reds contract, and the South American says his future will be resolved after the World Cup.
"I'm learning Italian while I'm here in South Africa," he said. "I don't know what I will do after the tournament. We shall see."