Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano could make an Inter switch towards the end of the transfer window, claims Italian representative Marco Piccioli, unless Barcelona beat them to it.
Mascherano has been tipped to rejoin Rafael Benitez at Inter, but Spanish reports have linked him with a move to Barcelona.
Inter sports director Marco Branca last week said the club was in no hurry to force a move for the €25 million rated midfielder.
That ambling attitude has left the Blaugrana with a clear sight on the Reds man as they take aim.
But his agent for Italy believes the Milanese club are just biding their time and feels a grainy path could soon become smooth.
"I know that Mascherano and Benitez have a great relationship," Piccioli told Calcionews24.com.
"However, sometimes this is not enough. We will see in future. A deal can only happen towards the last part of the transfer market, that's my vision at least."