Palermo expect to sell Pastore in next 10 days
Published 13:15 19/07/11 By Euro Spy
Chelsea target Javier Pastore is on the brink of leaving Palermo in a blockbuster £40million deal, according to the Italian club.
The future of the 22-year-old midfielder, who has been linked with clubs elsewhere in Serie A and across Europe, is set to be thrashed out now his Argentina side have been eliminated from the Copa America.
"Yesterday, I spoke to a big European club and they said they would pay between €45m-€50m (£39m-£43m) for Pastore," Palermo club president Maurizio Zamparini told the Italian media.
"At this point, I think we can sort out the situation in 10 days."
As well as Chelsea, both Manchester clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid have been linked with Pastore, although the player has said he'd rather stay in Italian football.