Paris St Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has moved a step closer to a January switch to Liverpool, after the Ligue 1 giants targeted Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan as a replacement, according to the Daily Express.
The French champions have been looking to offload Lavezzi for some time, with the club eager to abide by the rules of Financial Fair Play.
Lavezzi currently earns a whopping £3.5million a year in the French capital, and has been made available for a cut price £8million.
Whilst PSG are keen on signing Gaitan, a move may depend on whether Liverpool can agree personal terms with the 29-year-old, who has been a reported transfer target since his days at Napoli.
That may depend on whether Lavezzi is willing to drop his wage demands, with the Argentine international admitting earlier this month he may well have retired from football had it not been for the financial benefits.
He said earlier this month: “Certainly the best thing that ties me to football is the possibility of living well, discovering new cultures, and spending time with my family when it’s possible – I enjoy it all the more.
“The worst aspect of it is the environment, everyone is powered by their own interests. It’s not all what it looks like from outside.”