The Argentina international, 26, joined Barca from Liverpool in a controversial and protracted £18 million move at the start of the season but he has struggled to cement a first-team place at the Camp Nou, finding youth-team products like Sergio Busquets and Thiago in his way.
“Mascherano is not moving from Barcelona and there is nothing to say about him going to Italy,” agent Horacio Zandonadi told Italian radio station Mana Mana. “Mascherano is playing for Barcelona, the best team in the world. What else could he ask for? He wouldn’t even consider a move from Barcelona to Juventus or Milan. And as for Roma, how could they pay more than Barcelona? He is not leaving.”