Pastore decision imminent for Chelsea

Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore’s long-running transfer saga this summer may finally come to an end this week as his club, Palermo, announced they will make a decision over his future after receiving ‘interesting offers’ from Chelsea and French outfit PSG.

Indeed The Times are reporting today that a decision is imminent, with Chelsea still waiting to make their first big summer signing, after so far being frustrated in their chase for Spurs playmaker Luca Modric. Palermo’s sporting director Sean Sogliano confirmed it is now a two-horse race for the 22-year-old Argentine: ‘We have received interesting offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea. At the moment we are waiting and will make a decision in the next few days’, he told RMC radio.

However Chelsea’s search for a star playmaker may again be thwarted as reports in Italy have the newly rich French club as hot favourites to land Pastore, with their new director of football, former Milan and Inter coach Leonardo, having close links in Italy: ‘It’s true, I have a good rapport with Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini and everyone would like a player like Pastore’, he confessed at a press conference.