Javier Pastore doesn’t rule out move to Stamford Bridge or Eastlands.
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“To speak about Real Madrid, Barcelona or Napoli makes no sense for me at the moment,” he told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
A further statement in the interview suggested that he would not consider a move until the summer though:
“I am only thinking about [Palermo] and qualifying for next season’s Champions League, which is a target we are certainly capable of meeting,” said the Argentina international.
This is surely a loaded statement.
Should Palermo not reach the UEFA Champions League next season, Pastore would then have already made his excuse to leave.
He wouldn’t come cheap though – with up to £35m likely to be needed to secure one of the hottest prospects in Europe.
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