West Ham, Roma talking with PSG over unsettled €25m playmaker

Date published: Tuesday 19th June 2018 2:00 - Samuel Bannister

PSG are set to sell West Ham United target Javier Pastore, according to ESPN FC.

Pastore has fallen down the pecking order in Paris due to injuries and the arrival of Neymar last summer, and could be about to call time on his seven-year stay with the club.

The attacking midfielder has been linked with West Ham, where he would become Manuel Pellegrini’s second signing of the summer, following the addition of Ryan Fredericks from Fulham.

ESPN report that PSG are in discussions with West Ham and Roma over the 28-year-old, who was left out of Argentina’s squad for the World Cup.

The Ligue 1 champions are desperate to offload some players in order to meet Financial Fair Play (FFP) requirements, and Pastore is high on the list of those set to exit.

PSG deem ex-Palermo man Pastore to be worth around €25m, which is about half of the amount they need to raise for FFP.

Despite their talks with PSG, West Ham may miss out on the player, as he would apparently prefer to return to Italy, with Roma in pole position.

However, Pastore’s agent Marcelo Simonian is set to be in London in the coming days to meet with Arsenal over a move for his client Ever Banega. Therefore, his presence in England could advance the discussions with West Ham about Pastore too.

West Ham may be looking for a replacement for Pastore’s compatriot Manuel Lanzini, who is out until 2019 with an ACL injury.

Pastore is entering the final year of his contract at PSG.


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