The Argentina international is under contract with Barcelona until June 2018, but recent reports in Spain suggest he has set his sights on a move to Italy.
Nevertheless, the 31-year-old has made it clear that he does not want to damage his relationship with Barcelona and will stay put if the club want him to remain at Camp Nou.
“Barcelona have told me that they will not allow me to leave,” Mascherano told Ole.
“They are very happy with me and it is very difficult to leave when the club tell you this.
“And above all, I am not going to force anything. Nobody involved deserves that. I have a contract with Barcelona and I have a good relationship with everyone. They all know what I think.
“Barcelona have treated me very well and I cannot have any complaints. Sometimes things happen that make you reconsider certain things, but I have no intention to harm my good relationship with the club.
“I do not want to leave this club on a bad note.”
I wonder if Mascherano’s stance will change if Barca buy a central defender this summer and he no longer becomes first choice?