Lionel Messi has called on Barcelona to bring his fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano to Camp Nou.
The midfield enforcer has been the subject of prolonged transfer speculation this summer, with his future at Liverpool cast into doubt on a regular basis.
Mascherano has admitted that he would favour a switch away from Anfield, bringing to an end a three-year stay on Merseyside.
A move to Inter Milan, who are now managed by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez, has been widely touted.
However, no agreement has been struck and Mascherano turned out for Liverpool in their 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.
The transfer window remains open, though, and a deal could be pushed through before the 31st August deadline.
Spanish giants Barcelona, who have been linked with a move in the past, could be prepared to step up their efforts to land the Argentina captain.
Messi believes they would be well advised to table a big-money offer, as he feels his national skipper would be perfectly suited to the Catalan outfit.
"The 'little captain' would be a great boost for Barca," said the reigning World Player of the Year.
"He has the quality to play for Barcelona and his character would fit in perfectly at the club."