Liverpool given green light for versatile attacker swoop

Liverpool have been handed a major boost in the race for Ezequiel Lavezzi, with reports from The Express claiming their chances of a deal have been increased now PSG boss Laurent Blanc has lost patience with his star.

The Argentina international’s future at the Parc des Princes has been the subject of some doubt in recent weeks amid suggestions he fined for being late to the club’s mid-winter training retreat in Morocco.

Liverpool were subsequently linked with an £8m raid for the 29-year-old as manager Brendan Rodgers step up his plans to add vital goals to his Reds attack.

Although only Inter Milan and Valencia have shown concrete interest in the versatile attacker, Blanc’s loss of patience with the player may lure in Liverpool, and potentially Spurs.

Even though PSG’s president Nasser Al Khelaifi is reluctant to sell amid Financial Fair Play worries it’s reported that a respectable bid from Anfield could be accepted, so long as the club have time to replace Lavezzi.

The South American can play as a striker or on either flank and has been praised for his tenacious approach.