Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of finding a new club for attacker Javier Pastore whom they have reportedly offered to clubs around Europe.
The 24-year-old Argentine has found himself surplus to requirements at the Parc des Princes in the French capital. PSG have reportedly offered him to clubs after being hit with a €60 million fine for breaching FFP regulations earlier this month and will likely need to offload players before they bring in new signings this term.
The Ligue 1 champions have reportedly agreed a €49 million deal with Chelsea to sign Brazilian defender David Luiz but will need to balance their books and offset such big outlays with letting go of players and Javier Pastore will likely be one of those.
According to reports, the French giants have offered Pastore to clubs in Italy and Spain but could there be any significant interest from the Premier League this summer?
The midfielder had recently poured cold water on speculation he could move to Manchester United or Liverpool, telling reporters:
"I don't have in mind leaving my current team. Where I am I can play and win titles, something that I had never been able to do in my career… It would be very difficult for me if I would have to leave PSG."
However, it appears his club might have other ideas and, if so, could the two Premier League rivals be in the mix to acquire him? There is no doubt the player possesses quality in abundance, evidenced by his tally in previous seasons of 16 goals and eight assists in 2011/12, his first season in France and 14 goals and seven assists the season before in his last term in Serie A with Palermo.
His recent tallies have been much less impressive, scoring not a single goal or making assists this term for PSG and he has not been included in the Argentina squad for the World Cup this summer in Brazil as his teammate in Paris, Ezequiel Lavezzi has been which must be a disappointment for the players with 13 caps for his country to his name.
His contract still has two years running on it but if PSG are open or even keen to sell, his £20 million valuation could be significantly reduced. I would not be surprised at all if the club are willing to reduce it by as much as half in order to balance their books this summer and, as such, he could represent a real bargain in the market for clubs such as Liverpool and Manchester United hopeful of boosting their attacking lines with a player of undoubted quality who needs regular game time.