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    Hodgson: Mascherano wants out, Torres to stay


    by ODN


    Javier Mascherano wants to leave Liverpool but Fernando Torres is likely to stay, the Premier League club's new manager Roy Hodgson said on Tuesday.

    Argentina captain Mascherano has been linked with a move to European champions Inter Milan managed by former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez.

    The 26-year-old midfielder did not return Hodgson's calls while on holiday and has indicated that he sees his future elsewhere.

    "He wants to leave the club, he made that perfectly clear. I think he wanted to leave a year ago," Hodgson told reporters.

    But Mascherano's departure is not entirely clearcut as he still has two years remaining on his contract.

    Hodgson had brighter news regarding Torres who he indicated would remain at Liverpool next season.

    Chelsea and Manchester City are keen to sign the Spanish striker and the speculation about his future refuses to go away. "As far as I know he is looking forward to coming back here. He is back on Monday," Hodgson said.