Chelsea boosted in €50m playmaker pursuit

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Chelsea have been boosted in their pursuit of Javier Pastore, with AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insisting the European giants aren't in the running to sign the playmaker.

"The Italian club which [Palermo president Maurizio] Zamparini refers to is not AC Milan," Galliani said, in relation to Zamparini’s claims that an Italian club where in the mix for Pastore’s signature.

Chelsea have long been connected with the star, and now that Andre Villas-Boas has taken over as manager at Stamford Bridge, pundits and fans alike are waiting with baited breath for the young manager to confirm his first signing in the Chelsea post.


And Pastore would certainly be a star signing for Chelsea, with the 22-year-old rated at €50 million.

"President Maurizio Zamparini wants €50 million for him and that is a price that I totally agree with," Marcelo Simonian, Pastore’s agent, told FCInterNews.

But Simonian has insisted that Chelsea are yet to make their interest in Pastore known to Palermo.

"Both the president and myself know about the potential of Pastore and what he can do in the future. However, to end the rumours, I can confirm that I have had absolutely no contact with Inter, Milan or Chelsea,” the agent said.

Still, with two months remaining in the transfer period, Villas-Boas may be waiting to see how much his Italian rivals are willing to offer before making a move.

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