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Pastore agent to meet with Chelsea

July 28, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Reports that Javier Pastore is set to join Paris St-Germain are premature, according to Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, who says that the midfielder's agent will meet with Chelsea on Friday.

Javier Pastore
APJavier Pastore played for Argentina at the Copa America

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Pastore is the subject of interest from both clubs, with each having bid between €40 million and €50 million for the Argentine ace. However, despite reports that PSG are closing on a deal, Zamparini insists nothing is sorted yet.

"Tomorrow [Friday] his agent Marcelo Simonian will be in London to meet Chelsea," Zamparini told Stadio News.

Sky Sport Italia had claimed PSG had already signed a deal with the player, but Zamparini played down those repots.

"It's not true and this news [of Pastore joining PSG] is an invention," he told Radio Radio. "The only thing that is certain is that he is going abroad.

"We are in the decisive days now and I think Pastore is just one of a few world-class players, but I won't say where he is going, even under torture. The offers are between €40 million [£34.9m] and €50m [£43.6m]."

PSG director Leonardo also revealed on Thursday that there "is nothing concrete" on the former Huracan star as yet.