Guillermo Amor, FC Barcelona's director of instituitional relations, has revealed the club's posture regarding Javier Mascherano's desire to leave the club in January. He has an offer from a Chinese Suepr League side, but Barcelona don't want to lose him.
In a TV3 interview before the Sporting game, Amor said: "The position of the club is that we count on Javier. Mascherano is a Barcelona player. He has a great professional career and brings a lot to Barcelona. We want to continue to be able to count on him. There's no doubt he's a Barcelona player."
In the same interview he also spoke about Deulofeu, saying: "I imagine that he accepts it (being benched) like a professional and that he's ready for when the opportunity arrives. I see him with enthusiasm and hope to get minutes in the coming games."