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Javier Pastore wants Italy return after Liverpool and Spurs lodge transfer offers

PSG star Javier Pastore reveals preferred destination after Liverpool lodge bid
Javier Pastore is open to a January move (Picture: Getty)

Javier Pastore has revealed he wants to sign for an Italian club if he is to leave Paris Saint-Germain this month.

The PSG midfielder was the subject of bids from Liverpool and Tottenham, but turned down the chance of a Premier League transfer.

Inter Milan are believed to be monitoring Pastore’s developing situation at PSG and the Argentine has confirmed returning to Italy is his priority.

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He said: ‘I want to play more since my objective is to participate in this summer’s World Cup. PSG?

‘I am happy here but at the same time, I know that I risk losing out on the World Cup.

‘I don’t know what will happen and yes there is a lot of talk about Inter Milan but let’s see. If I do leave, I would love to return to Italy since I know that league well.

PSG star Javier Pastore reveals preferred destination after Liverpool lodge bid
Pastore has often found himself on the bench this season (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool 2017/18 Fixtures

Huddersfield (A) – Tues Jan 30
Tottenham (H) – Sun Feb 4
Southampton (A) – Sun Feb 11
Porto (A) – Wed Feb 14 (Champions League)
West Ham (H) – Sat Feb 24
Newcastle United (H) – Sat March 3
Porto (H) – Tues March 6
Manchester United (A) – Sat March 10
Watford (H) – Sat March 17
Crystal Palace (A) – Sat March 31

PSG star Javier Pastore reveals preferred destination after Liverpool lodge bid
Spurs also want Pastore (Picture: AP)

‘Even so, there isn’t any decisions that have been made yet.’

Pastore has scored 44 goals in 248 appearances for PSG since joining them in 2011, but has fallen down the pecking order in Paris this season.

Only eight of Pastore’s 16 Ligue 1 appearances have been starts and he is desperate for more game time ahead of the World Cup in the summer.

PSG star Javier Pastore reveals preferred destination after Liverpool lodge bid
Jurgen Klopp saw a move for Pastore knocked back (Picture: Getty)
javier pastore celebrates
(Picture: Getty)

Pastore would usually be a certain member of Argentine’s squad, but if the current trend at PSG continues, he may be overlooked.

Liverpool are on the hunt for an attack-minded midfielder after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

The Reds and Spurs are believed to have placed bids in the region of £25million, but Pastore looks set to frustrate his English suitors.

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