€40m playmaker rejects Liverpool, Tottenham loan moves

Date published: Friday 26th January 2018 11:53 - Matthew Briggs

Liverpool and Tottenham have been rebuffed in their efforts to sign PSG playmaker Javier Pastore, according to a report.

The Ligue 1 leaders are believed to be keen to offload Pastore and Lucas Moura off the wage bill this month, but the Argentinian is not keen on a switch to the Premier League

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the 28-year-old will only consider offers from Italy, where he spent time prior to joining PSG at Palermo.

Liverpool apparently wanted to bring Pastore to Anfield this January on loan as they try to fill the void left by Philippe Coutinho.

Di Marzio claims both Liverpool and Tottenham have been turned down after offering loans with a view to permanent transfers totalling between €25million-€40million.

The creative midfielder has scored four times and grabbed one assist in just eight starts in Ligue 1 this season and his future looks to lie away from the French capital.

Pastore, who spent two seasons in Sicily before moving to PSG for what was then a French record £37million in 2011, has failed to hit the big time in Paris and he has struggled with a series of injuries in recent years.

Inter have also registered their interest, according to Internews, while AC Milan are also believed to be interested.

Pastore angered PSG fans just months after he signed for the club in December 2011, when he revealed that he “dreams of playing for a big club”.

He told a local radio station that he would be open to a transfer if the opportunity arose in the future, and said: “I miss Italian football, especially Palermo. French people are much colder than in Italy and Palermo.”

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