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Lavezzi Looking For Home In Milan?

Like a bad James Bond movie, not that there have been many, the headline from La Gazzetta dello Sport reads, “Never say never” in reference to Ezequiel Lavezzi making the move to AC Milan.

The PSG player flew into Milan Monday for shopping with a visit to restaurant Giannino and friend/owner Lorenzo Tonetti, “I came to find him.”

Lavezzi has been clear for some time, “the two Milan teams would be good solutions and the charm of Inter Milan is higher than that”, possibly because of the club’s already existing strong Argentine connection throughout the years.

Has the Italian newspaper learned Milan are planning an ambitious swoop for the former Napoli star? Perhaps but the pricetag will hurt, having joined PSG last summer in a €26 million four-year deal. With rumors beginning to sound, if the Rossoneri are not prepared to give up on the former Napoli star, something magical may happen this summer in a return to roost of El Poucho for Serie A fans.

Milan are still in the process of rebuilding after the departure and retirement of several long time components from their squad. The club is surely keen to further reinforce their ranks ahead of the 2013-2014 season especially when vice-president Adriano Galliani claims, “I would like to underline the 15-point gap has been steady after Week 8. That means for 24 rounds we have been picking up the same number of points as the Bianconeri,” and “If next season Milan and Juve started with the same squads as today, you can be confident in the first eight games we wouldn’t fall 15 points behind.”

Still, Galliani has insisted Milan’s first purchase shall be a defender,“If we buy anyone, it will be a defender” and the vice-president has made clear, AC Milan should develop top players, not buy them.

However, in the Wild West of Italian ‘spaghetti’ football reorganizing a club to win the scudetto takes its share of twists and players like Lavezzi with natural pace, creativity and physicality would fit a Milan competing every year for top spot in Serie A.

The key - would Lavezzi make the adjustment back to the Italian game quickly? Well the 27-year-old hasn’t had such a good start in France having scored just three goals in 23 Ligue Un matches this season, but we mustn’t forget the frontman’s five goals in nine Champions League appearances which definitely helped his French side proceed to the quarter-finals in Europe. And undoubtedly with Champions League in Milan minds, glory on the European stage is prime reasoning to go after the player.

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