Inter Milan step away from PSG man to leave way clear for Liverpool

Date published: Friday 27th April 2018 12:46 - Matthew Briggs

Liverpool target Javier Pastore is not a priority for Inter Milan this summer, according to a report.

CalcioMercato report that Paris Saint-Germain star Pastore is not a target for the Serie A side after they failed in a move for him in January.

Pastore is still liked by Inter apparently, but Walter Sabatini’s exit from the club saw Inter’s priorities change, especially with Pastore, who was brought to Europe by Sabatini during his Palermo days.

With Marcelo Brozovic fit again, Rafinha back in form and Roberto Gagliardini doing well, the club is well covered in midfield.

That could well leave the way clear for Liverpool or Tottenham.

According to website Gianluca Di Marzio, the Reds and Tottenham were knocked back after submitting offers totalling between €25million-€40million in January.

Both clubs were turned down after offering loans with a view to permanent transfers for Pastore, whose contract expires in June 2019

The 28-year-old Pastore was believed to be only interested in a move to Italy, but with Inter seemingly out of the running, the attacking midfielder may well have to consider other options.

Pastore has made only 21 appearances, of which only 12 have been starts, scoring four times and assisting four times and he looks destined to move on in the summer.

Ahead of the January transfer window Pastore said he would be looking at his options after being left out of the side that defeated Monaco.

“I was disappointed. I always want to play, I do not play important matches like in the Champions League or today against Monaco.

“It was more or less like that all year long. I have already said it, I’m going to think about my future but the important thing is to try to help the team during the 10 minutes that I enter the field,” said Pastore.

 

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