Chelsea open talks with PSG star - but may have to swap Luiz for him...

Lavezzi

Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Ezequiel Lavezzi - but could have to offer David Luiz in exchange.

The Blues are set for a trophy-less season in Jose Mourinho's first season back at Stamford Bridge, but with limited attacking options, Chelsea fans can expect to see their side attacking the transfer window with vigour this summer, with Mourinho desperately in need of striking power.

Whilst a number of strikers have been linked with the club - from Diego Costa to Mario Mandzukic and Edinson Cavani - speculation in Italy today suggests that the Blues have indeed opened talks with Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain over a summer move for forward Lavezzi.

The Argentine international should feature at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, and made his name in Europe during a successful spell with Serie A side Napoli, scoring 48 goals in 188 games and also contributing 49 assists in Naples before landing a €30m switch to France in 2012.

Yet despite eight goals in Ligue 1 this term, Lavezzi has been far from a key player under manager Laurent Blanc, triggering rumours of a potential move away from the French capital this summer, and after a superb display against Chelsea in the Champions League, Mourinho has reportedly been lining up a move.

Blanc's side have a well publicised interest in winger Eden Hazard and would be open to a swap deal involving the Belgian, but despite Hazard's apparent dispute with Mourinho, the Blues would find it difficult to part with the former Lille star so easily.

But there's another Chelsea player wanted in Paris - defender David Luiz, and speculation suggests that there could be a swap deal in the offing.

The Brazilian has been used in the centre of defence and in midfield this season and appears to be an important part of Mourinho's plans at Stamford Bridge. Yet with John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Ramires in place, should Mourinho be willing to part with the former Benfica man in order to get more attacking firepower?

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