Paris Saint-Germain are being forced to consider offering Javier Pastore in exchange for Miralem Pjanic because of Financial Fair Play, reports L'Equipe.
The Uefa ruling is set to hit PSG hard next season with reports claiming that they will be forced to accept a restricted squad in the Champions League next season, a wage limit and a big fine for rule breaches.
Uefa's tough position has forced the club to seriously alter their spending habits as they fear sterner punishment if they don't meet guidelines in the near future.
That means their summer transfer plans are firmly up in the air with planned moves for either Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi firmly off the table.
But even smaller additions are having to be rethought. One target, Roma star Miralem Pjanic, may well be out of reach for PSG now unless they can offer a player in exchange.
The player being considered for the role of makeweight is Liverpool target Javier Pastore. Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a move for the Argentina international in the past and could get the opportunity to sign him in the summer if PSG are keen to raise funds.
However, to avoid complications, PSG are considering just a straight swap for the Roma ace, leaving Liverpool with little hope of signing the playmaker in the near future.
Any more for Pjanic would also put a dent in Manchester United's transfer plans, who, according to the Express, are considering a summer move for the 24-year-old.
Despite being without a manager, Manchester United are pushing forward with what is likely to be an unprecedented summer of spending at Old Trafford.
As much as £200m is believed to be available to the new manager, with Holland coach Louis van Gaal favourite to take the job.
However, if Roma agree to the exchange it will lay to rest any hope of both Liverpool and Manchester United landing a potential target this summer.