The agent of Argentinean midfielder Javier Mascherano has reportedly reiterated the player's wish to leave Liverpool for Barcelona.
Walter Tamer, Mascherano's representative, was the man who initially revealed his client would be open to a move to Spain over the summer. Reds manager Rafael Benitez was quick to dismiss any talk of the Argentina international leaving Anfield as the holding midfielder is central to the club's future plans.
But more quotes attributed to Tamer have emerged, citing personal reasons involving Mascherano's family for the player's apparent disillusionment on Merseyside.
"Barcelona is the easiest deal to set up as Javier wants to go to Spain. He is tired of life in England," Tamer said, according to South American website Infobae.com.
"His wife has not been given a permanent visa. She has to go through an odyssey each time she wants to go [out of the country].
"Liverpool refuse to sell, [but] this can be overcome with an extraordinary offer."
Barcelona are yet to make a concrete offer for Mascherano.