West Ham fans pleased to miss out on injury-prone Javier Pastore

West Ham United look set to miss out on their transfer target Javier Pastore who will instead join AS Roma, according to Calcio Mercato.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has been linked with a West Ham move although it appeared his high wage demands were a sticking point in the contract talks.

However, the Italian news outlet reports that the 28-year-old Argentine is set to sign for AS Roma for around £16.25million and a medical is expected to take place soon.

PSG are being closely watched by UEFA with regards to their transfer spending and financial fair play, so offloading high-earners like Pastore makes sense for the French club.

Pastore only started 14 Ligue 1 games for PSG last season but still managed to score four goals and assist five for the French champions.

West Ham fans are understandably frustrated about their club missing out on a big-name player, but others are more philosophical about not signing a player who has struggled with injuries.