Chelsea target 'hours away' from move

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Chelsea midfield target Javier Pastore is just hours away from a move away from Palermo, according to club patron Maurizio Zamparini.

The Serie 'A' side confirmed last week that an offer of at least €45 million had been made by both Paris St. Germain and Chelsea, according to Football Italia, with a decision now imminent over the player's future.

“I will only talk after the sale is completed,” Zamparini told Sky Sport Italia earlier today.

“We’re finishing it off now, so we’re just hours away from sealing a deal. I can talk in a few hours.”

Reports in the Italian media claim PSG are hot favourites to secure the player's signature, having already signed Momo Sissoko and Jeremy Menez from Italy this summer.

However, the Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the player for some time, with the Argentine international continuing to garnish interest from the Stamford Bridge side.


Whilst Chelsea boss Villas-Boas admitted he won't be rushed into making signings this summer, the former Porto boss did hint that the club are looking to make a move in the market.

"The most important thing is that you are comfortable with the players you have. That doesn't mean to say we won't move in the market. I think we will but the expectations of the fans and the media are not the same as ours," said the recently appointed Chelsea boss.

"There is still plenty of time for the market to open and you know how frenetic it can be in the last week - normally you get bad deals then.

"The most important thing is to do what is best for Chelsea. Pre-season is always frenetic for the fans and the media because everyone expects moves but we will do things differently this time."

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