MILAN - Palermo expect to sell
their Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore within the next
10 days for a fee of around 50 million euros, club
president Maurizio Zamparini said on Tuesday.
The future of the 22-year-old, who was in Argentina's World
Cup squad last year, has been the subject of speculation for
weeks with Chelsea, Manchester City, AC Milan and Inter Milan among the clubs thought to be keen on recruiting him.
"Yesterday, I spoke to a big European club and they said
they would pay between 45 and 50 million for Pastore," he was
quoted as saying by Italian media.
"At this point, I think we can sort out the situation in 10
Pastore shot to prominence in the first half of 2009 when he
inspired the Huracan team who surprised everyone by challenging
for the Argentine Clausura championship, beating River Plate in
He moved to Palermo in July of that year.
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