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Pastore could be sold

May 30, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed Javier Pastore could be on his way out of the club this summer.

Javier Pastore
GettyImagesJavier Pastore scored 11 goals for Palermo last season.

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Argentina international Pastore, 21, has been linked with a number of clubs around Europe and his agent, Marcelo Simonian, said earlier this month: "I cannot confirm 100% that Javier Pastore will continue at Palermo. Every player has a price and we know that several clubs are interested in him."

Zamparini has now confirmed that he could cash in on Pastore, having previously valued the player at €60 million.

"Pastore is the only player who could leave," he told Radio Radio. "It all depends on the boy. He earns less than €1 million and if a big club offered him €4 million then it would be hard to keep him. Palermo can't afford that and we have to balance the books."

Zamparini has claimed AC Milan, Inter, Juventus, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona all want Pastore, and that one of the Italian clubs have already made a direct enquiry. Manchester United and Liverpool have also been linked with the player.