Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Javier Pastore has denied that he will be leaving the French club when the January transfer window opens next week.
The Argentinian international has stated on a number of occasions that he may consider quitting PSG if he isn’t afforded more game time. Chelsea were one of the clubs suggested as a possible destination for the 28 year old with a £18m bid reportedly being lined up.
Speaking to Catalan publication Mundo Deportivo however, Pastore was quick to deny that a transfer was imminent, although he did confirm that Inter Milan have been in contact with his agent. The midfielder has been playing more regularly in recent weeks, and the player now seems happy at the Parc des Princes:
“It’s a lie to say that I have said goodbye to my teammates. I’ve always thought about playing for this club and doing the best I can every time. In recent games, I’ve played a lot and I’m happy. I still have a year-and-a-half left on my contract, and I’m very calm. I was looking for more playing time, it’s true. The coach makes the decisions and I have to make sure to keep improving to get some PSG playing time.”
The Argentime star has started five of the last seven games in all competitions under manager Unai Emery, although he has scored just once and provided no assists in those matches.
PSG will likely offload some big names as they seek to offset their purchases of both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to keep within UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. It seems as though Pastore won’t be one of those leaving the club going by his latest comments.