Search

Chelsea battle for Javier Pastore but Paris St Germain lead race

13:12 30 July 2011

Andre Villas-Boas losing grip on Pastore?

Andre Villas-Boas losing grip on Pastore?

Archant

Chelsea look set to lose out in the chase to sign highly-rated midfielder Javier Pastore, who is rumoured to have picked Paris St Germain instead of Stamford Bridge.

That is according to Maurizio Zamparini, the president of Serie A club Palmero- where the 22 year-old currently plys his trade.

Zamparini told local radio that a deal worth 43 million euros is close to being done with the French club.

“[We] closed the deal last night [Friday] around midnight. Basically it’s the official transfer of Pastore to Paris St Germain based on a €43 million [fee],” he said.

The news will come as a blow to Chelsea and new manager Andre Villas-Boas, who wants to strengthen his side in the middle of the park to supply service for misfiring £50m hitman Fernando Torres, next season.

But Chelsea may still be in with a chance, according to reports which say the player’s agent is still in negotiations with the London club.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:59
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina

David Ospina says Arsenal must stay focused on their own performances rather than straining to chase down second-placed Manchester City.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Everton's Steven Naismith celebrates after scoring against Leicester in the 2-2 draw at Goodison Park

Lowdown

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Arsenal in the Community head Alan Sefton at the new sports centre on Queensland Road

As Arsenal in the Community celebrate their 30th anniversary this week, it could certainly be said that the scheme has come full circle.

Most read sport

A new report is highly critical of local organisations across the county.

The Hollywood actor took on politicians and it was amazing.

Climbers are leaving a big mess on the world’s highest peak.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder