AS reports: www.as.com/futbol Steven Gerrard. Been born the 30 of May of 1980 in Whiston (England). 24 years. Captain of the Liverpool and unquestionable pillar of the selection of Sven Goran Eriksson. He is one of the great objectives that have marked the technical body of Real Madrid for the next season. According to he could know AS, per it of the equipment of Rafa BenÃ**tez has become object of high-priority desire to reinforce the todoterreno position of mediocentro, that at the moment only occupies IvÃ¡n Helguera. The white interest by Gerrard is not new. Del Bosque a pair of information elaborated already before leaving Madrid warning that this spiky and blond steering wheel had the ideal qualities for the center of the field. Their versatility, the power in their incorporations to the attack (it classified to the Liverpool for liguilla of the Champions when the marking both goals of his equipment in Genk) and their spread reunites the conditions dreamed by Camacho. It can seem in a moment, but in Madrid they know that Gerrard will be more within a year one of the great pieces coveted by of Europe in view of which its projection does not have limit, guaranteed by its youth. In fact, Gerrard rejected two months ago ofertÃ³n of the Chelsea. Roman Abramovich got to put on the table of the Liverpool 45 million euros, which had turned it the most expensive draftee of the year. But Rafa BenÃ**tez convinced to the chaval and reds renewed to him until 2007. In addition to the Chelsea, the Arsenal put its eyes in Gerrard when the march from Vieira to Madrid seemed inevitable. David Dein, its vice-president, communicated to the Liverpool that was arranged to pay more than 40 million euros. And in Madrid there is a phrase that already is respected as if it was a Maxima: Player to whom he puts the eye Wenger, player to whom is to file because he always guesses right. Mascherano still is the December option Madrid not to duer itself to me. Gerrard is the objective for the next summer but while that moment arrives, the club has more names in its agenda. If the things do not march well in the next weeks and makes lack reinforce medular, the first name that the technicians handle madridista is the one of Javier Mascherano, the young person mediocentro of River Plate who dazzled with their selection in the last Olympic Games of Athens, in that obtained the gold medal. The fundamental problem that it would imply his draftee (in case that Madrid wants to go to by him) is that Mascherano does not have the communitarian passport. The good news is that it would not take much in obtaining it, since it has Italian ancestry and it could obtain the double nationality in just a short time. sorry the english is poor, it has been put through babelfish translation, but you can understand what it is trying to say! about the eu thing at the end of the article, i believe carlos will receive his soon, so it shouldnt be a problem if mascherano was to sign!