Arsenal Contemplate £27m Move For Argentine Star But Napoli Have Received No Offers

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Arsenal are interested in signing Napoli forward Ezequiel Lavezzi as a replacement for captain Cesc Fabregas.

The 26-year-old has four years left on his contract but his release clause of £27million has attracted interest from Barcelona and Manchester City.

The Argentina international’s six goals and 12 assists helped fire Napoli back into the Champions League last season and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger hopes they could fire his team to the Premier League title.

The Frenchman is looking for another playmaker following midfielder Fabregas’s likely departure to Barcelona this summer.

The 24-year-old looks to have finally been granted his wish to return to his hometown club in deal that will eventually be worth £40million.

Arsenal could also lose another influential playmaker as Samir Nasri is stalling over signing a new contract and could be sold as he only has 12 months left on his current deal.

Wenger’s chances of acquiring Lavezzi looked good as Napoli are yet to receive a good enough offer for their star despite him being linked with a number of top clubs.

“Lavezzi will not move unless an important offer arrives,” his agent Alejandro Mazzoni told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“At this time, there are none.”

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