Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign PSG attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi. Liverpool are long-term admirers of the Argentine international, having lost out to PSG to sign him from Napoli in 2012. But Lavezzi could finally arrive at Anfield for a measly £8m with PSG looking to offload the 29-year-old in January. The Ligue 1 giants are aiming to improve their Financial Fair Play situation by reducing their wage bill, with Lavezzi on a sizeable salary of £3.5m per season. And the deal is looking increasingly likely as PSG boss Laurent Blanc lines up Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan as his successor. The French tactician will, however, have to battle with Premier League heavyweights Manchester United for the 26-year-old’s signature. Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal is hoping to bring the Argentine to Old Trafford to play alongside his compatriot Angel Di Maria in a £30m move. Inter Milan are no longer interested in their former target. While the Nerazzurri […]

Reports suggest Edinson Cavani is open to a move to Arsenal next summer. Edinson Cavani is mulling over a move to Arsenal next summer despite recent comments regarding his stable situation at Paris Saint-Germain. The Uruguayan striker who was on Manchester United’s radar this summer has recently been among the goals for his club. Though United were reportedly entertaining the prospect of a deal involving Radamel Falcao for the former Napoli striker it seems Arsenal are firmly in the lead to secure his coveted signature. Cavani’s preference for living in London seems to be the deciding factor in this decision. Recent reports suggest the Uruguayan remains interested in making a move to the Premier League at the end of the season and is not willing to consider any offers in January. Cavani recently claimed that he is happy in Paris but suggestions of him being unsettled in Paris refuse to die down.”I am good at Paris. And I like it.” […]

A number of clubs in different leagues have been taken over by foreign investors in recent times. The sudden injection of cash has enabled these teams to bolster their squads and challenge established powers in their respective leagues. Some teams on the other hand, have brought in an army of new players to regain lost glory. TheHardTackle takes a look at five such clubs which have built strong teams to challenge for top honours - Anzhi Makachakla, Malaga CF, Paris St. Germain, AS Roma and Sporting Lisbon.