€42m Chelsea playmaker target chasing trophies, not money

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Former Chelsea target Javier Pastore insists that he made the move to France over the Blues because he wanted to join an up and coming league, rather than a cash-rich club.

“For me, moving to France does not mean I am taking a step backwards,” Pastore said.

“I think Ligue 1 will soon rival the leagues in Spain, England or Italy.


“This will happen in a few years and I have accepted the PSG approach thanks to the project on offer, not the money.

“If this was about money, I would have accepted earlier offers from England and Spain.”

Chelsea had long been targeting Pastore, but lost out to their French counterparts with Paris Saint-Germain offering €42 million for the Argentine.

But Pastore insists that the money wasn’t behind driving him away from Chelsea, and he doesn’t feel pressured by the record-high transfer fee.

“Forty-two millions euros? These things don't mean anything to me. It is an agreement between two clubs. I have no pressure because of that,” Pastore said.

“I am focused purely on the games and I am looking to win titles.”

Chelsea, meanwhile, have turned their attentions to other big name targets, including Romelu Lukaku, who is close to being confirmed as the Stamford Bridge club’s first big money signing of the summer.

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