The Argentine is now quite some way down the pecking order for his country, after struggling to crack the first-team at PSG.
With a World Cup approaching, fast, he knows he needs regular football in order to obtain a seat on the plane to Brazil next summer.
One ex-Premier League star who feels he will definitely be leaving Paris is former Newcastle United and Derby County winger Laurent Robert.
Before he joined The Toon Army he was a PSG star - and still puts his ten cents in on Les Parisiens matters from time to time.
And he was unflinching in his assessment of Pastore’s time at Parc des Princes recently stating that Pastore had not done enough to force his way into the PSG team and that he felt it was best the playmaker left as soon as possible.
But if Liverpool or Arsenal felt they could now be getting their hands on a cut-price starlet - they have another thing coming.
PSG have now made it clear that nobody will be leaving the club this winter.
Jeremy Menez, Blaise Matuidi and Lucas Moura have also all been linked with an exit - but the PSG chief Nasser Al Khelaifi made it clear none were available when speaking to Italian media:
“Menez, Blaise Matuidi and Lucas Moura will all stay at Paris SG. We will be selling nobody in January.”
Pastore has been continually linked with an exit from the Parc des Princes - with French reports suggesting PSG were willing to take a sizeable loss on the former Palermo star.
But it seems any loss they make on his talents will not occur in the upcoming winter window.
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