Mourinho wants forward with record of hurting Chelsea - report

Lavezzi

Ezequiel Lavezzi only just stung Jose Mourinho’s men again - but could he join them?

You would think that Ezequiel Lavezzi has something against Chelsea. A vendetta of sorts that drives him to make life as difficult as possible for the Blues.

The Argentine forward has faced the West London outfit just three times in his career, but has scored an equivalent number of goals against them, in crucial games.

Lavezzi’s 2012 brace for Napoli at the San Paolo brought about the need for a memorable Chelsea comeback as they went on to be crowned European champions.

And his latest effort on Wednesday dented the Blues’ prospects of reaching the semi-finals of this season’s Champions League, opening PSG’s account in a 3-1 win.

Chelsea seem to have had enough of Lavezzi’s joy at their expense. To such an extent that transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Roman Abramovich and company are looking to sign him for themselves.

The Sky Sport Italia journalist reported on Thursday that Jose Mourinho has been keenly tracking the forward for some time now - and Chelsea delegates have already met in London with Lavezzi’s agents.

A second meeting is reportedly not far off and could see formal talks of a summer move get under way. And according to Di Marzio, there’s a decent chance the transfer goes through.

Lavezzi was linked with Arsenal and Tottenham earlier this season, with San Siro cousins Inter and AC Milan also thought to be interested.

Chelsea are of course expected to spend big to solve their striking woes this summer, and as PSG splashed out £23m for Lavezzi they’ll likely be looking for a solid chunk of change for him.

It seems Chelsea may be putting their own spin on an old quip in chasing Lavezzi - if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

In this case, if you can’t stop him scoring against you (and need a striker already…), sign him.

As long as you’re willing to pay up, that is. Over to you, Roman Abramovich.

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