Liverpool have issued a blunt statement this afternoon regarding the constant transfer speculation linking both Javier Mascherano and Xabi Alonso with exits this summer and the Reds with many La Liga players.
Newspapers and websites have been suggesting Rafa Benitez is after a new player every day since the end of the season and the club have issued a public statement to categorically play down the rumours.
Likewise Alonso has been heavily linked with a move to join Real Madrid’s growing list of ‘˜galacticos’ and Mascherano’s agent last week said his player would be flattered if Barcelona showed their interest in him.
The statement reads:
“Despite repeated media speculation on the futures of Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano, Liverpool has received no official approach or offer from any club regarding the players.
“Neither are for sale and furthermore Liverpool has no interest in the long list of Spanish based players being linked with a move to Anfield as part of any deal.”