Javier Pastore could leave PSG

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Javier Pastore could be on the move from French champions Paris Saint-Germain after failing to impress in the French capital, reports the Daily Express.

The Argentine play-maker was one of the first major signings following heavy investment from their Qatar owners when he moved from Palermo for around £32 million.

However, the 24-year-old hasn't lived up to his early expectations and now finds himself marginalized by new manager Laurent Blanc.

Arsenal and Chelsea are long term admirers and if Pastore's situation hasn't improved by January he could consider a move to the Premier League.

The Gunners are believed to have asked of his availability until they chose to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

 Pastore has 17 goals from 66 appearances at PSG and has featured 13 times for Argentina without finding the net. 

Former Tottenham Hotspur legend and BT sport analyst David Ginola revealed: “It will be difficult for Pastore at PSG this season because he has not proved he is a regular.

“You know there have always been discussion about Javier Pastore. There are a lot of question marks.

“If he doesn’t play until Christmas he will probably ask for a move in the winter transfer window. I’m pretty sure about that."

Ginola believes he can succeed in England:  “Why not? Anyone talented can do well in the Premier League.

“For Javier Pastore, if he stays too long and spends too much time on the bench that would be a problem for him and I’m sure his advisors will consider a move.

“I think he’s a good player but being able to do well in England is a different story.

“He hasn’t done very well in France. People were expecting much more from him.

"Don’t forget he was the highest transfer when he joined, he was the first [signing of the new owners], when Javier Pastore signed for Paris I think he cost £32m or something like that.

"No club had ever paid that kind of money in France so there was a massive, massive expectations.

"When he first started we expected him to be a Maradona or a Platini.

"In the first game he played against Montpellier he had a volley that went far post, top corner, wow! But after that it was more difficult.

“So that’s the gap between the supporters and the club at the moment."

PSG are currently third in Ligue 1 but are behind fellow big spending AS Monaco after five games.

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