Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzarri has played down speculation linking him with a January move for Arsenal target Ezequiel Lavezzi, reports Sky Sports.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward is rumoured to be on his way out of Parc des Princes in the New Year, following a difficult start to life with the Ligue 1 champions.
Lavezzi left Napoli to join PSG in a £25million deal in the summer, but has found regular football difficult to come by under new manager Laurent Blanc, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani often the preferred pairing in attack.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in bringing the Argentina international to the Emirates Stadium in January, but could face competition for the player's signature, with AC Milan believed to be monitoring his situation.
And, having enjoyed three successful seasons under Mazzarri's tutelage at Stadio San Paolo, it seems only natural that the 28-year-old has been linked with Inter as well.
"He's a great player and a great guy," said Mazzarri. "He was sold to one of the most important clubs in Europe thanks to the three years of work.
"In terms of the market, let's finish the next game first, then we will make our conclusions.
"We could also remain as we are for this year, but it depends on what the club calls for at the end of the year."
While Arsenal are crying out for a new striker - to provide cover for Olivier Giroud - when the transfer window reopens, Inter's situation is a lot less problematic, with plenty of attacking options in their squad.
"You have to understand when [Diego] Milito and [Mauro] Icardi return, they are the first two attackers," added the 52-year-old.
"I'm not talking about the market anymore because there are three important games that will help me assess the squad."
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