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Liverpool could benefit from Paris Saint-Germain's desperation to land Real Madrid midfield maestro Angel Di Maria.
Spanish newspaper Marca have highlighted PSG's need to offload Ezequiel Lavezzi amongst others, to ensure their £63m offer doesn't exceed Financial Fair Play regulations.
Liverpool have frequently been linked with a bid for the Argentine striker, but the news of his possible exit could accelerate a deal.
And the last second refusal to sign QPR forward Loic Remy will only add fuel to the fierce speculation surrounding Lavezzi's arrival.Brendan Rodgers is acutely aware of his need to bolster Liverpool's attacking options, with Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini as their only recognised strikers.
And the £75m cash injection generated by the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona is proof Liverpool have the financial ability to secure his services.
Lavezzi, 29, enjoyed a productive season with the Parisian club, helping them claim their second successive Ligue 1 title - scoring nine along the way.
A reduced price-tag of just £18m could represent a bargain for Rodgers - especially considering PSG paid £24m for Lavezzi just two seasons ago.
Reports of a loan deal for Angel Di Maria would prevent PSG from breaching FFP.
However Manchester United's relentless interest combined with Real Madrid wanting a cash influx after Carlo Ancelotti's £87m splurge on Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez - means a permanent deal is Laurent Blanc's only viable option.