A representative of Napoli star Ezequiel Lavezzi has confirmed that Liverpool have made an offer for his client and that the ball now lies firmly in the court of the Italian side. Speculation regarding Rafael Benitez’s interest in the Argentine international has steadily increased in recent weeks while Serie A rivals Juventus and cash-rich Manchester City have also been linked with the 24-year-old who is an icon in Naples.
“The proposal of Liverpool is certain,” agent Eduardo Rossetto told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“One thing so far I have kept confidential, but it is well known in Naples; [Napoli director, Pierpaolo] Marino met twice with the Fifa agent Pablo Cosentino who invited him to arrange a meeting in Liverpool or Naples with the British.
“No [it has not happened]. And we do not want to compel Naples to sell the player.
“But I think it is a appropriate that the club consider the offer, judging it sufficient or insufficient.
“And if we can not compel them, neither can the directors impose anything on Lavezzi.
“We are speaking of a man, not a machine. The rights of one party are reflected in the other.”