Chelsea boss, José Mourinho is reportedly put off by the huge £60 million price tag that Juventus have put on French midfielder, Paul Pogba and is now switching attention to Paris St Germain’s, Argentine playmaker, Javier Pastore. A fee in the region of £25 million might be enough for the ex-Huracán enganche.
The Express and several UK reporters have suggested that Chelsea are ready to test Paris St Germain’s resolve and make an offer for Javier Pastore.
Although Pastore has slipped down the pecking order in Paris, he impressed against Chelsea in the Champions League and scored a wonderful individual goal in the first leg to give Paris a lead in the tie.
£25 million is the rumoured amount for Pastore which would be a loss on the near to €40 million that Paris St Germain paid to Palermo in the summer of 2011. At the time they were buying one of the top young players in Europe, the Serie A Young Player of the Year in 2010 and Palermo’s star player. Chelsea would now be buying a player who has seen his career falter a little since the transfer.
However, Pastore’s ability and potential can not be underestimated. He was outstanding in his time with Huracán and after narrowly missing out on 2009 Clausura it was no surprise that Palermo snapped up the stylish enganche.
However, having faced frustration in their pursuit of Pogba, Chelsea might also find Pastore a difficult target to land. His agent, Marcelo Simonian, denied any chance of a transfer this window. “There is no possibility that Pastore will return to Italy next season. Pastore will remain 100 per cent at Paris St Germain.”
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