Monday 25 September 2017

Chelsea eye PSG star Lavezzi as part of David Luiz deal

Chelsea made enquiry for Ezequiel Lavezzi during talks over David Luiz transfer and could try to strike separate deal with PSG for Argentine forward.

MATT LAW

Chelsea made an enquiry about signing Ezequiel Lavezzi during the negotiations over the transfer of David Luiz to Paris St-Germain.

Luiz will move to PSG after the French champions agreed to pay Chelsea £48m for the Brazil international. Chelsea are interested in taking Lavezzi in the opposite direction in a separate deal, but face a battle to convince PSG to sell. The Argentine forward still has two years to run on his PSG contract and the French club want to extend his deal.

PSG may be prepared to use Chelsea’s interest in Lavezzi as part of a big bid to sign Eden Hazard, who Laurent Blanc, the manager, has admitted is his main attacking target of the summer.

Lavezzi has impressed Chelsea chiefs over recent years, scoring twice against the Blues for Napoli and also scoring for PSG against Jose Mourinho's team this season. Like Hazard, he can play anywhere across a front three.

Mourinho is confident of finalising the £32m transfer of Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa now that the Champions League final is out of the way, but he will still look to add more goals to his squad.

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