Lavezzi agent maintains stance
The agent of Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi maintains that Liverpool have lodged a bid for the Argentina international. Alejandro Mazzoni, the 24-year-old's representative, claimed last week that the Reds had approached the Serie A outfit with an offer believed to be in the region of £12million. But Anfield boss Rafa Benitez and Napoli general director Pierpaolo Marino have denied any transfer activity regarding Lavezzi, who is also rumoured to be a target of new Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti. Mazzoni, though, is adamant that there has been contact, saying: "Pierpaolo Marino continues to lie. "I reiterate that a Fifa agent presented Napoli with an offer from Liverpool for Lavezzi. "This was a formal procedure as the player cannot be contacted directly (by the interested club) because he is under contract with Napoli." Lavezzi, who scored seven league goals last season, joined Napoli in the summer of 2007 and is contracted until June 2012.
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