Paris Saint-Germain star Javier Pastore has dealt a blow to Premier League clubs hopeful of signing him this year, by claiming that he has absolutely no interest in leaving his club.
The Argentina playmaker has been annually linked with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool and reports tipping him with a move to England were strengthened earlier this season as he struggled for game-time at PSG.
However since then Pastore has managed to force his way into Laurent Blanc's first-team plans on a weekly basis, and has now moved to rule out a transfer away- if Le 10 Sport is to be believed.
When asked about his future with the French champions the 24-year-old, who has also been on the radar of a number of Serie A clubs this season, said: "Everything is wrong and has nothing to do with reality. As I already said, I am the first to sign for this club and I will be the last to leave. Return to Italy? No, [I] just go to the movies or to see friends. Nothing more."
Pastore cost PSG a record-breaking €42million when he signed from Palermo in 2011, but has endured mixed fortunes in Ligue 1.
Perhaps his outright rejection of those looking for his signature is a sign that he is finally finding his feet at the Parc des Princes.