Lavezzi set for Paris Match

  • By: Simone Bargellini
  • Last Updated: June 18 2012, 12:43 BST

Ezequiel Lavezzi claims his arrival at Paris St Germain is now "a mere formality" as he waits to conclude a summer move from Napoli.

Ezequiel Lavezzi: Heading for Paris

The Argentina international has been linked with a big-money exit from Italian football for some time, with Europe's richest clubs prepared to dig deep in an effort to acquire his services.

Few sides could afford to lure him away from Naples, but PSG boast the kind of spending power required to secure the best in the business.

Lavezzi was understood to feature prominently on the shopping lists of Premier League clubs this summer, while ambitious Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala were also believed to be in the running for his signature.

It is, however, looking increasingly likely that he will be turning out in France next season.

The 27-year-old, who has spent the last five years in Serie A, says a deal with PSG is almost done and he expects a transfer to be pushed through in the next few days.

"I have not yet signed for PSG," Lavezzi told canal-supporters.com. "We have to set a date, but it is a mere formality."