La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Zidane ready to bolster options in January

Good Morning and welcome to our brief round up of the Monday morning Spanish papers, which feature Zinedine Zidane and his problems at Real Madrid, an interview with Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and the race to get Javier Mascherano fit. Spanish daily AS start the morning off with focus on Zidane after the 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening. Both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both hit the upright as Zidane’s side failed to get past a resilient Basque defence. Madrid needed three points to put pressure on…

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Gossip News 

Barcelona offer Mascherano to Liverpool as Coutinho bait

Barcelona have offered Javier Mascherano to Liverpool as a softener in their move for Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The Argentina international has been playing in Europe now for over a decade, having had spells with West Ham United, Liverpool and current side Barcelona. A mainstay in the Catalan side over recent years, Mascherano adapted his game from midfield to the heart of defence, where he quickly formed a formidable partnership with Gerard Pique. However, Samuel Umtiti’s arrival in Barcelona and Mascherano’s age has seen a change with the Frenchman having…

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La Liga News 

Mascherano eyes River Plate return as Barcelona eye replacement

Javier Mascherano is keen on a return to Argentine side River Plate amidst talks he could leave the Camp Nou. The Argentina international has been playing in Europe now for over a decade, having had spells with West Ham United, Liverpool and current side Barcelona. A mainstay in the Catalan side over recent years, Mascherano adapted his game from midfield to the heart of defence, where he quickly formed a formidable partnership with Gerard Pique. However, Samuel Umtiti’s arrival in Barcelona and Mascherano’s age has seen a change with the…

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