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Ezequiel Lavezzi confirms he will leave Paris Saint-Germain next summer

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has confirmed he will leave the Ligue 1 champions next year amidst reported interest from Liverpool and Tottenham.

The Argentinian international's contract expires next summer and the arrival of compatriot Angel di Maria from Manchester United has put pressure on his role in Laurent Blanc's starting line-up.

Juventus were linked with the 30-year-old over the summer but didn't firm up their interest while both Liverpool and Tottenham were credited with an interest too.

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There's now a chance that any of his suitors could land Lavezzi for nothing after he confirmed that his time with PSG is coming to an end.

"The truth is I want to stay because I have a lot of faith in the team," he is quoted as saying by TalkSPORT who credit Telefoot as a source. "This year we brought in players that really reinforced the team.

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"I'm very happy for new signing Angel Di Maria, it's always good to play with your friends. He is a great player, I hope he adapts quickly. I think it's my last year in Paris. But I'm okay and I want to finish it the best way possible. You never know what can happen. Today I want to stay, tomorrow we'll see."

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Lavezzi joined Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth £21 million back in 2012 having been linked with both Manchester City and Chelsea at the time.

Both Liverpool and Tottenham were active in the summer transfer market as the look to crack the top four however neither have had the most convincing starts, with Spurs still searching for their first win and Brendan Rodgers' side entering the international break on the back of a 3-0 defeat against West Ham,

Who would Lavezzi prefer to join - Tottenham or Liverpool?

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