Inter boss admits contact with Arsenal and Tottenham target

Walter Mazzarri has revealed that he is still in touch with Ezequiel Lavezzi, after the pair worked together at Napoli.

Arsenal and Tottenham have both been linked with having significant interest in out-of-favour Paris Saint-Germain attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi, who could well be available for transfer in January.

The Argentina international is sweating over his national place ahead of the World Cup and has been largely on the bench this season for Laurent Blanc’s men.

However, the north London duo may well have to fight against Inter for the South American’s signature, as the Italian side prepare to spend big in the new year after being taken over by a new owner.

Inter coach Walter Mazzarri knows Lavezzi well after they worked together at Napoli, and has admitted his admiration for the player and that they are still in regular contact.

“A while ago we exchanged messages, as we had and still have a good rapport,” Mazzarri admitted.

“He was sold to one of the most important clubs in Europe thanks to his time at Napoli. He’s a great player, an exceptional lad and I can’t add any more than that.”

With Inter looking to make a statement in January and Mazzarri a fan of the attacker, Arsenal and Tottenham could well have their work cut out to sign Lavezzi.

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