Anfield outfit keen on Napoli duo.
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Liverpool’s owners are said to be interested in Napoli pair Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi according to Corriere Dello Sport as the Anfield side look to re-invigorate their squad this summer. This source states that a move for the attacking pair would set the Merseyside club back over £60m to finance.
It wouldn’t be a huge surprise for Liverpool to be looking into improving their attacking options having seen their side manage just 47 goals in the Premier League last season but it would take a fairly momentous offer to persuade the Serie A side to offload two of their most prized assets.
Perhaps 25 year old Uruguayan Edinson Cavani could be lured by the possibility of joining his international colleagues Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates at Liverpool, the former Palermo man has enjoyed two stellar seasons at the San Paolo, during which time he has netted 66 goals in 94 appearances but may well be tempted by a move away from Napoli after they failed to retain their spot in the Champions League, though the forward would clearly have to be satisfied that the Merseyside club who has targeted him could end their run of three seasons without a seat at the top table of European football.
27 year old Argentine Lavezzi has been Cavani’s partner in crime as part of Walter Mazzarri’s attacking advances, providing invaluable to both the Uruguayan and attacking midfielder Marek Hamsik.
The former San Lorenzo man provided 11 goals and 11 assists last term and has become a crucial member of Napoli’s attacking line-up.
Given that Liverpool are still to appoint a permanent successor to Kenny Dalglish one would imagine that any advances for new additions would first be given the green light by any new boss before an offer was made.
Liverpool have had to greatly rely on Suarez over the past 18 months as the club’s only reliable effective attacking weapon but may have been encouraged by a run of consistent displays from Andy Carroll in the closing weeks of the last campaign, form that have propelled the £35m signing into Roy Hodgson’s starting eleven plans for the upcoming Euro 2012 finals.