Ezequiel Lavezzi “is of interest to Paris Saint-Germain,” confirmed Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant at the French club, fuelling reports a Napoli exit is imminent.
Rumours circulated today that Lavezzi had cancelled his long-term rent agreement at his current home in Naples, adding to already existing speculation he is set to leave the club this summer.
“PSG are looking for several different players,” Giorgio Ciaschini told Radio Crc. “French football right now is not the same as Italian or English football.
“Going into the Champions League, Ancelotti is not looking for just one forward, but players in various roles and Lavezzi is of interest to Paris Saint-German.
“Lavezzi is a player who many clubs like, but I don’t know if he will leave Napoli. I know Pocho well and PSG sent scouts to view him because he could help the side achieve important targets.
“Today’s players are drawn not only to big contracts, but above all clubs that can help them take a step up in their careers.
“I think Ancelotti and Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis speak often, especially as Carlo has an excellent rapport with most directors.”
Lavezzi has been heavily linked with a move to Inter, but PSG are prepared to pay the €32m buy-out clause on his contract.
“Does that sum reflect the real value of Lavezzi? I don’t talk about figures, as that is something I do not know about, but I do know Lavezzi is a great player and therefore worth a great deal.”
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