The Blues want Ezequiel Lavezzi…
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Chelsea are keen to talk about the possible transfer of Ezequiel Lavezzil with PSG, after already being in discussions with the Ligue 1 giants, reports the Daily Mail.
The Blues are set to sell excellent Brazilian defender David Luiz to the French champions for £40m, making the 27-year-old the world’s most expensive ever defender.
PSG also want Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, who would likely cost over £50m, but Chelsea have now registered an interest in one of PSG’s best players themselves.
Although previously a striker, Lavezzi actually plays on the left wing now, meaning he could come in as a direct replacement for Hazard should the Belgian leave Stamford Bridge.
However, Financial Fair Play rules mean that PSG will have to be careful with their spending, and could look to cash in on their 29-year-old Argentine to bring some money back into the club.
Last term in Ligue 1, Lavezzi notched nine goals, and he also bagged one in the Champions League as well.
He starts on the left of a front three for PSG, which normally includes Edinson Cavani on the other flank and Zlatan Ibrahimovic up top.
Lavezzi is the least well known of these attackers, and while his goals record isn’t as impressive as his teammates, he’s arguably just as effective – and he’s heading to the World Cup this summer with Argentina as a result.
If Chelsea were to follow their interest through and snare Lavezzi, he would inject genuine pace, trickery and creativity into the side.
He prides himself on his ability to beat a fullback, and put in a good delivery once he gets to the byline. Lavezzi’s technical ability means he can also draw fouls, something he did regularly for PSG last term. In fact, he was the most fouled player in France’s top league last year, and his form has not gone unnoticed by Jose Mourinho.
He’d unlikely break the bank due to his age, but PSG would be loathe to sell him unless Hazard is signed the other way.