'Argentine Kaka' set to snub Arsenal, Chelsea and United

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The agent of Javier Pastore has confirmed that the prodigious young Argentinean would happily discuss a contract extension with Palermo, despite being linked with a host of Europe's top clubs.

Premier League rivals Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and of course, Manchester City have been mentioned as potential suitors of the Palermo prodigy, along with Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The agent of the 21-year-old playmaker, dubbed 'Kaka Argentino', Marcelo Simonian, has indicated that a prolonged stay in Sicily is not out of the question.

Old foes Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson have been tracking Pastore since he was a teenager and made tentative endeavours to sign him before he moved to Serie A - only to be rebuffed by work permit issues.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are also reportedly considering making renewed efforts to sign the Argentine international, who has been rated at €40 million by his club, but it appears the player is not adverse to staying in Italy.

Simonian told “The contract renewal is possible, but I will not speak about figures at the moment.

"Should Palermo think about renewing his contract, we would be proud to speak to them, without any issues.

"It will be an honour to do so because Javier is happy to remain a Rosanero player. We all have the same willingness to renew, and Pastore is very happy to do so, like the president [Maurizio Zamparini].

"We are all happy with the society, and the renewal is a possibility, but we will not speak about figures,"

During the summer Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti and Manchester City's gaffer Roberto Mancini were alleged to have enquired about the Argentina international, but Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has regularly suggested the player would cost in excess of £40 million.

Manchester United have been given the green light to spend big in January, whilst Manchester City have money to burn; especially if they are in a decent position come the winter transfer window.

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