Mascherano set for Barca stay

Javier Mascherano will not be joining former Barcelona teammate Dani Alves at Juventus, according to the Spanish club’s sporting director.

Juventus may have already signed Dani Alves from Barcelona, but the Italian club should not expect Javier Mascherano to also swap Camp Nou for Turin.

Barcelona international sporting director Ariedo Braida said there was no chance that the former Liverpool midfielder would be joining Alves at Juventus, confirming the Argentina international is set to stay with his current club.

“It is certain that Javier will not play for Juventus next season,” Braida told Rai. “He’ll stay with us.”

The news means that Mascherano, 32, will play his seventh-straight season at Barcelona, where he will hope to add to his four La Liga titles and two Champions League medals.

The original version of this story which was published by Serie A can be viewed here.

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