€42m Arsenal, Liverpool & Chelsea target tipped for transfer

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for PSG star Javier Pastore this year and a former Premier League and Ligue 1 star believes it will only be a matter of time before he is out the door.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and his counterpart at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, have both been linked with making a move for a striker in the coming window, with the Emirates Stadium chief having to deal with a shortage of striking options and the Stamford Bridge boss lacking in-form options up front.

However, Brendan Rodgers has one of the most prolific partnerships in Europe with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, though there has been speculation surrounding the Uruguayan's future for some time.

Pastore cost PSG a then record €42million when they signed him from Palermo in Serie A, but he has failed to hit the heights for some time and has become something of a bit part player under Laurent Blanc recently.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and new record signing Edinson Cavani have the starting spots in attack tied up and Ex-Newcastle United and PSG winger Laurent Robert believes that is the way it is going to stay, unless Pastore can do something special.

"Pastore does not show that he wants to earn his place. This is a difficult choice for Laurent Blanc as it is a player that cost very, very expensive. Today, we no longer play Pastore , but Ibra and Cavani," he told Le 10 Sport.

"This is not the case and, if he does not show it soon, he will leave in the transfer window or at the end of the season.”

Wenger has openly stated his admiration for Pastore in the past and believes he should be playing centrally - Blanc has mostly deployed him wide - so the Argentina international's plight could prompt a bid from north London.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are always ready to spend big money and, should their strikers' inconsistency continue, they are unlucky not to splash more of it in January.

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