Of all the big Premier League clubs linked with the Argentine winger Ezequiel Lavezzi, Chelsea reportedly showed a keen interest in signing him.
During the January transfer window, Sky Sports Italy claimed that Lavezzi’s agent Alejandro Mazzoni had travelled to London to hold talks with Chelsea over a possible transfer. The 30-year-old was also linked with a move to Serie A club Napoli, but the deal didn’t materialise in the end.
Towards the end of the transfer window, Lavezzi’s agent reportedly held another round of discussion with Chelsea, and it became clear that he was pushing for a move. However, Chelsea probably didn’t show enough interest and passed on the opportunity to sign the PSG forward.
According to the ever reliable Di Marzio, Lavezzi is now heading towards China to play in the Chinese Super League. He has agreed a two year deal to join the Chinese Super League side Hebei Fortune. A deal has been struck at €6m with Lavezzi expecting to pocket between €13m and €15m a year net.