Blues close in on £40 million man – report

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It would appear Javier Pastore is set for a Palermo exit, and the club’s vice-president Guglielmo Micciche says that it’s ‘very likely’ that Chelsea will land the Argentine.

Pastore has been linked with a move away from Palermo all summer, with Chelsea, Manchester City, and Roma all interested in making a move for the £40 million man.

However, it’s understood that Palermo have accepted a £40 million bid for the 22 year-old, and Micciche’s comments would indicate that it’s Chelsea who’ve agreed to terms first.

"We are talking about a great player who, in my opinion, is extraordinary,” Micciche said.

"There is no doubt that he should be sold for several reasons. He wants a big club and negotiations are well advanced with a very important team.


"His agent is working well and if someone pays the right amount we are happy to let him go. It's very likely he will go to Chelsea but I think there are many other clubs of that level looking at the boy."

It’s been rumoured that Chelsea would be interested in offering a player plus cash deal for Pastore in an attempt to ease some of the financial burden in a player worth £40 million.

However, Micciche has said that Palermo is not interested in taking additional players on, saying that any players offered by Chelsea would fail to fit into the club’s wage structure.

"We don't want any players in exchange, it would be impossible because it would mean taking players of a level that Palermo could not afford,” he said.

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