NEWS
Tuesday January 2 2018
FFP blocks Pastore to Inter?

Inter could be prevented from signing Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore by the two clubs’ respective Financial Fair Play situations, reports suggest.

The Nerazzurri are interested in the Argentine midfielder, whose agent has hinted he could leave the Parc des Princes in January.

However, calciomercato.com notes that PSG must raise around €80m to stay within the FFP parameters, having spent €222m on Neymar in the summer.

As a result, they’re looking to sell players, or at the very least loan them with an obligation to buy in the summer.

That presents a problem for Inter, who in turn have FFP issues of their own which mean they can’t afford to spend in January.

PSG hope to raise money by selling Goncalo Guedes to Valencia for €40m, before raising a similar sum with the sale of Lucas Moura or Angel Di Maria.

If they can’t find a buyer for those players Pastore could be put on the market, but they’d ask for €25-30m for the former Palermo man.

However, the website also suggests El Flaco wants a return to Italy at all costs, so he could reject other destinations.