Paris Saint-Germain winger Ezequiel Lavezzi should snub interest from Chelsea in favour of a move to Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan.
The Argentine, whose contract is due to expire this summer, has long been linked with a move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United also touted as likely destinations.
However, given the Blues’ struggles under both Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink, Lavezzi would do well to move to Inter, with Mancini’s men in a healthy position to claim a first league title since 2010.
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Hiddink has recently admitted to concerns over his striking options, with Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy all failing to fire in front of goal this season.
The case of the former has been particularly problematic, with Costa a far cry from the ruthless predator that helped fire the club to the Premier League title last season.
Lavezzi can operate both on the wing and down the middle; the Argentina international could be the perfect signing to help the club secure European football in some capacity at Stamford Bridge for next season.
The 30-year-old helped his country reach the final of the Brazil World Cup in 2014 and would add some much-needed sparkle to a Chelsea side that have failed to impress this term.
However, Lavezzi will not be short of admirers if he is to leave the French capital - and a return to Italy with Inter would be the right move for the player.
Mancini has transformed the Italian giants into title contenders this term, with the club trailing leaders Napoli by four points.
Reigning champions Juventus have overcome their difficult start to the campaign to lie second in the league table, meaning Inter still need reinforcements if they are to win a first league title since Mourinho guided them to the crown six years ago.
Since then the likes of Rafa Benitez, Walter Mazzarri and Claudio Ranieri have all tried - and failed - to maintain the dominance the club enjoyed during the Portuguese’s two-year stint.
Whoever Lavezzi signs for, the club will be acquiring an experienced individual with an eye for the sublime, even if his powers have waned during his time in Paris.
Inter would be the best move given his love for Italian football, though Napoli would surely be frontrunners if they were to register an interest in bringing him back to the Stadio San Paolo.
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