The Blues are hoping to land Lavezzi from the Parc des Princes.
Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi is the subject of a £16m bid from Chelsea as they continue their pursuit of the Argentine, reports the London Evening Standard.
The Blues have been keeping an eye on the 29-year-old for some time, with PSG prepared to offload some of their high profile stars in order to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rule.
There is set to be plenty of business between the two clubs this summer, with the Ligue 1 champions reported to have agreed a £48m deal to sign David Luiz and are also holding out hope of landing Eden Hazard.
However, whilst the Luiz move is likely, Hazard has publicly admitted that he will not be leaving Stamford Bridge – despite having a war of words with manager Jose Mourinho following the Champions League semi-final elimination to Atletico Madrid.
This means that the Belgium international would be competing for a place in the west Londoners’ starting XI next season with Lavezzi, should the Argentina international make the switch.
This is because the forward generally likes to operate from the left flank – like Hazard – but can also play on the right, or as a No.10 behind the striker.
Lavezzi arrived at the Parc des Princes from Napoli back in 2012 for a fee of around £24m and since then has played 90 times in all competitions for PSG.
Mourinho’s side know the South American well, with the attacker having scored against them with both his former sides – the most recent of which came during the 3-1 defeat in the Champions League quarter-finals first-leg in Paris earlier in 2014.
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