Paris Saint-Germain winger Ezequiel Lavezzi is in talks with Chelsea, according to his agent.
Alessandro Moggi, who - alongside Alejandro Mazzoni - represents the dynamic midfielder, has also insisted that Italian outfit Inter Milan and Spanish giants Barcelona are showing an interest in his client.
Lavezzi, 30, has enjoyed a fine stint in Paris since joining the club from Serie A outfit Napoli back in 2012. As it stands, though, he's approaching the latter stages of his career, so a move to another one of Europe's elite clubs would come as a surprise at this stage.
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But, according to his agent, some of the biggest clubs in world football are tracking Lavezzi in this transfer window.
"Inter are certainly showing the greatest interest in the player, but there are also many other clubs in Europe keen on him, including Chelsea and Barcelona," Moggi told Sport Mediaset.
"We are talking to Chelsea."
What's going on?
The quotes from the player's agent are certainly intriguing, but are they believable? It's in the interest of the agent to keep his client in the public domain, of course, so fans of Barcelona and Chelsea shouldn't be getting too excited just yet.
In truth, do either of the European sides really need Lavezzi? Probably not. We're all well aware that Barcelona have an array of attacking talent; the brilliant quartet of Arda Turan, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez should be just about enough for Luis Enrique.
Chelsea, on the other hand, may well be in need of freshening up, but swooping for the Argentinean would be the wrong move.
With Pedro, Eden Hazard and Willian in the ranks, Chelsea have enough quality on the wings; boss Guus Hiddink should focus his attention elsewhere in his pursuit of success in west London. Chelsea and Barcelona should leave Inter Milan to it.
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