Liverpool to table €23m bid for Chelsea target

English tabloid Independent has reported last night that Liverpool are looking out on a possible bid of €23m for PSG midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi. It is believed that Angel Di Maria’s imminent arrival at the French Champions will surely mean that Lavezzi won’t be guaranteed a starting eleven spot under manager Laurent Blanc. The World Cup runner up would however prefer a move back to Italy where he earlier had featured for Napoli. Despite having said that Spanish reports suggest that the winger has been offered to the La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid.    

It is believed that the Rojiblancos CEO Miguel Ángel Gil was in Paris for a brief time before flying on to China as he met with PSG officials, who offered him the 29-year-old. However having recently signed Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad, Diego Simeone’s side have a dearth of cash in their transfer kitty. Liverpool are looking to take advantage of the situation and are prepared to table a €23m bid for the former Napoli player.

Lavezzi has won the French Ligue One titles in both the seasons he has been with the Parisians but hase been linked with a move to Chelsea as well with the Blues manager Jose Mourinho in hot pursuit of the player since the January transfer window. Liverpool are desperate to sign a striker after Loic Remy’s deal fell through thanks to a dialed medical and manager Brendan Rodgers’ transfer policy clearly shows he will go all out to find an apt replacement for Luis Suarez.  

Liverpool have already spent close to €100m this summer by acquiring the services of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren (all Southampton), along with Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen), Lazar Markovic (Benfica) and Divock Origi (Lille, who will spend a season long loan there in the 2014-15 season). With Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo also set to join, Rodgers has his eye to improve his overall squad ahead of the brand new season in which the Reds will also feature in the Champions League after a long absence of six years.

Moreover PSG have to sell by obliging to UEFA’s Financial Fear play regulations and with David Luiz and Di Maria coming in, they know that they will have to get rid of one of their top stars by shipping them out from the exit gates of the club.


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