Monday’s main transfer story in Italy is the possibility of Javier Pastore going to AS Roma, which would be a blow for West Ham, who are said to also be attempting to sign the Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder.

Last week saw the reliable Paris United claiming both David Gold and Pini Zahavi were working hard to try and get a deal over the line, with the Argentinian willing to lower his wages if the difference could be made up as a signing on fee.

Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday reported AS Roma were growing confident they could pip the Hammers to the signing, even if the Premier League club can offer more, while TuttoMercatoWeb went further, stating an agreement had been found between the two sides.

That, however, doesn’t appear to be the case, at least according to Pastore’s agent, who spoke to briefly, stating there was ‘no agreement’ as ‘talks have only just started’ between the Italian and French clubs.

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That allows West Ham a bit more time to try and trump Roma, which will most likely all come down to money, as the Serie A side can offer him Champions League football.