Chelsea set sights on PSG forward Lavezzi

With Chelsea set to complete the sale of David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain, it is believed that the Blues enquired to the Frenchmen about the availability of forward Ezequiel Lavezzi during the negotiations, reports The Independent.

With the French Ligue 1 champions looking to finalise the signing of Chelsea’s Brazilian defender, and also harbouring an interest in Luiz’s Stamford Bridge team-mate Eden Hazard, Jose Mourinho hopes that Lavezzi could move the other way in order to help bolster his front line ahead of the new season’s kick off in August.

It is thought that the 29-year-old will not be focusing on his club future until after this summer’s World Cup after being named in Argentina’s 23-man squad, but could find himself with a decision to make when he returns to the French capital following the tournament’s conclusion.

The Independent speculates that Mourinho may even include Lavezzi as part of any deal involving Belgian Hazard, and the Portuguese would ideally like to pair the striker with fellow target Diego Costa, who is believed to be headed to west London in a £32m switch from Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid.

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