Liverpool have got the green light to sign Ezequiel Lavezzi after he turned down a new contract at Paris Saint Germain – and was told to leave.

Lavezzi has struggled to cement a regular slot in the PSG team since his arrival from Napoli, but amid growing speculation over his future, the French giants offered him a new contract this week.

But Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio says that Lavezzi’s agent Alejandro Mazzoni turned it down during a meeting in Paris and now an angry PSG are ready to offload him, with Liverpool in pole position.