Liverpool have recently been linked with a potential January approach for Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore.
The Argentine has struggled for first-team football this season at PSG and with his place in the World Cup now looking to be frittering away - he knows he needs regular football in order to obtain a place in the Albiceleste squad for next summer.
Liverpool, are not alone in their reported ‘interest’. Fenerbahce, AC Milan, Porto and Marseille are all said to be keen - so of a move is his wish he seems to have the options.
In November PSG appeared to make 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.”
But then again - Pastore was denied entrance to his own stadium earlier this season; perhaps Al Khelaifi has forgotten what he looks like … just like his security guards.
However he has now been broached the subject of Pastore once again.
The Argentine playmaker, who cost a whopping €42 million form Palermo in August 2011, was one topic of discussion when the PSG big-wig sat down with L’Equipe this week.
When asked on the future of the 24-year-old he almost seemed surprised at the questioning - as he believes the talented player has no desire to leave Parc des Princes anyway:
"I'm not sure he wants to go. When a player is unhappy, it is difficult we must remember. But this is not the case for Pastore.”
A loan move to Roma continues to be mooted but whether Liverpool want him or not seems to not matter anymore - because as far as PSG are confirmed everything is just grand.
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