West Ham’s pursuit of Javier Pastore reportedly takes another twist

Javier Pastore of PSG looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid at Parc des Princes on March 6, 2018 in Paris,...

West Ham United are reportedly keen on signing the Paris Saint-Germain ace.

Amiens' Gael Kakuta (L) vies with Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Javier Pastore during the French L1 football match between Amiens and PSG, on May  4, 2018 at the Licorne...

According to a report from Calcio Mercato, Paris Saint-Germain need to find €60 (£52.9 million) before the end of the month in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, and it could turn out to be a huge boost for West Ham in their pursuit of Javier Pastore.

According to Sky Sports, the Hammers have been locked in talks to sign the Argentine from the French champions, with a fee thought to be worth around £17.5 million already agreed.

Amiens' goalkeeper Regis Gurtner (C) vies with Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Javier Pastore during the French L1 football match between Amiens and PSG, on May  4, 2018 at the...

The problem for West Ham, however, is Pastore's extortionate £190,000 per week wage demands, and there will certainly have to be some kind of compromise between all parties involved, if the attacking midfield ace is to make the move to the London Stadium.

Javier Pastore (R) of Paris Saint-Germain moves the ball before Claudio Marchisio (L) of Juventus during their International Champions Cup (ICC) football match on July 26, 2017 at the Hard...

With PSG reportedly in such desperate need of fast cash, however, they might just be willing to drop their asking price for Pastore, meaning that the Hammers might just be able to afford the Argentine's wages. 

Pastore would be an incredible signing for West Ham, and if they could pick him up for a reduced price, it could turn out to be a real coup for the east Londoners.

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