It looks like it could be a busy transfer window at Paris Saint-Germain, starting with the French club looking to offload former Arsenal and Liverpool target, Ezequiel Lavezzi in January.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, via L'Equipe, on Monday, PSG could be ready to accept a €10 million offer from Inter Milan to take one of their largest earners off their wage bill and free up some room to manoeuvre in this window.
If there is any truth in this story, you have to believe that a few Premier League clubs would be willing to match that offer in order to bring Lavezzi to England.
Lavezzi brings with him a wealth of experience playing at the very top for both Napoli and PSG, and he could be the ideal mentor for someone like Raheem Sterling or the wide player for Arsenal to allow Danny Welbeck to play through the middle. It would also help lift the burden from the young team that is trying to compete in both the league and European competition.
What Lavezzi would bring to Liverpool is a fantastic work ethic, pace and directness down the left flank and an ability to score important goals. However, one criticism of the winger has been his creative output.
After struggling when he first moved, Lavezzi enjoyed his second season in Paris, he finally began to flourish under Laurent Blanc and his performances at the start of 2014 were nothing short of exceptional. His record speaks for itself, with seven of his nine league goals last season coming since the end of the January break.
If PSG could move Lavezzi on, they would be able to make moves for either Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne or a loan move for Manchester United’s Adrian Januzaj. Blanc is looking for more creativity in the final third. He hasn’t quite gotten that from Lavezzi in the last 12 months, so cutting their losses and their wage bill would benefit both the club and the player.
Inter Milan would start favourites, as Lavezzi knows Serie A well from his time in Italy with Napoli, but a move to the Premier League would be tempting for the 29-year-old, especially with Liverpool looking for players that can add a new attacking dimension this winter.