Liverpool receive boost in pursuit of Argentine attacker

Good news for Premier League side Liverpool, as long-time target Ezequiel Lavezzi has been told by current employers Paris Saint-Germain that he is allowed to leave the club this month, according to Metro.

The Argentinian – who started in his country’s World Cup final defeat to Germany in July – has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the French league champions, and the Reds have retained an interest in the player for some time as they look to strengthen their attack, as reported by Metro.

If reports in French newspaper Le Parisien are to be believed, PSG boss Laurent Blanc has demanded the club’s bosses sell Lavezzi, which could potentially open the door for Liverpool to make their move this January.

Lavezzi was absent from a mid-winter training camp in Morocco earlier this month, which angered Blanc and the club’s officials.

The 29 year-old has made 13 appearances for Les Rouge-et-Bleu this season, scoring two goals.

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