Blues enquire over Ezequiel Lavezzi switch as David Luiz 48m Euro move to PSG nears completion

By 06:32 Mon, 26 May 2014 Comments

Chelsea reportedly made an enquiry

over the availability of Paris St-

Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi

during the negotiations over David

Luiz�s �48m transfer, with the

Blues maintaining an interest in the

Argentinian international.

Lavezzi will be focused on the

upcoming World Cup having been

named in Argentina�s 23-man

squad, but he could find himself

the subject of a transfer bid from

Chelsea upon his return to Paris.

The 29-year-old could even find

himself part of an offer from PSG

for Blues winger Eden Hazard,

given that manager Laurent Blanc

has openly admitted that the

France international is their prime

target this summer.

With PSG set to complete the swoop

for Luiz later this week � the

centre-back tweeted his farewell to

fans on Saturday � the two clubs

look set to continue negotiations,

even though Lavezzi only signed for

Parisian side in 2012.

Chelsea officials are believed to

have been impressed by Lavezzi

over the past few years, with

manager Jose Mourinho getting a

good look at the forward in the

recent Champions League quarter-

final between the two clubs. He

scored in the 3-1 first leg victory

that appeared to have put the

Parisian club on the verge of the

Champions League semi-finals, only

to lose 2-0 in the second leg and

allow Chelsea to progress to the last


Should Lavezzi move to Stamford

Bridge, the Argentine will likely

meet-up with another new striker

in Diego Costa, with a �32m move

edging towards completion, and

Chelsea are said to be confident

they will have the transfer sealed

before the World Cup begins on

June 12.

Mourinho also remains keen on

strengthening his defence as he

keeps tabs on two of Atletico

Madrid�s star names. The La Liga

champions lost out in the all-Madrid

Champions League final on

Saturday, but have impressed many

this season in toppling Real Madrid

and Barcelona in the Spanish

Primera Division this season.

Read more: Luiz tweets his

'thanks and goodbyes'

PSG to seal deal on Luiz

The Blues have been linked with a

move for left-back Filipe Luis for

some time, given that Ashley Cole

has now departed, but they could

also look to add right-back Miranda

in the summer which would see

Mourinho complete a triple-raid on

the Spanish champions if he were

to pull off all three transfers.

There is also a plan to try and sign

Real�s Raphael Verane, although

they are rather pessimistic on their

chances of getting the Champions

League winners to allow the France

international to leave.



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