Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool have been linked to signing Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi in January.
Lavezzi, 30, could be tempted to leave the French capital if a ‘big’ offer were to come in from a top European outfit, according to the Daily Express.
The former Napoli winger, whose current contract expires in 2016, has made seven appearances in Ligue 1 so far this season, although five of those have been substitute appearances, resulting in a total of only 197 minutes played in the league.
With the arrival of Argentine compatriot Angel di Maria from Manchester United in the summer, Lavezzi has been out of favour, slipping down the pecking order in Laurent Blanc’s squad.
But Arsenal, who were heavily criticised by supporters for their failure to sign a single outfield player in the summer, could potentially benefit from the current situation, especially since Lavezzi’s versatility enables him to play as a supporting striker or as an attacking midfielder.
Meanwhile, Liverpool, whose transfer policy has also been criticised in recent years, are reportedly interested as well, with Brendan Rodgers on the lookout for a replacement for Raheem Sterling, who joined Manchester City for £44 million in the summer transfer window.