Zanetti: Lavezzi knows Inter's importance in world football

The 38-year-old utility man believes that his compatriot would be a quality addition to his side, while admitting that Destro deserves a new chance at San Siro

Inter veteran Javier Zanetti has said that Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi is aware of the importance the Giuseppe Meazza outfit hold in world football.

A number of Nerazzurri figures have publicly admitted that Lavezzi is a transfer target for the club as the Argentine remains persistently linked with football away from the San Paolo.

"Honestly, I have not spoken with Lavezzi," Zanetti told Sky Sport Italia.

"I think he knows what Inter are all about, the importance that this club have in Italy and world football because we have played against him so many times. 

"He is the one to decide his future, it is a personal decision. If he arrived at Inter, it would be very good because he is a great player."

Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest in Lavezzi, but sporting director Leonardo has insisted that the French club have not lodged any bid for the striker.

The 38-year-old Zanetti also gave his approval to the club's reported interest in Genoa-owned striker Mattia Destro, who has been linked with a return to San Siro after coming through the Nerazzurri youth ranks.

"He has made the most of the chances he has had at Siena, so he deserves a chance like Inter," Zanetti concluded. will be running a dedicated LIVE! on Saturday from 11.00-00.00BST to keep you up to date with all the latest about the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea, while also offering you the chance to ask our European football editors any questions you have about the game via International's Twitter account, or our Facebook page.