According to Paris United in France, West Ham are still very much trying to get a deal sorted to bring Javier Pastore to London Stadium.
The attacking midfielder, who was one of the French club’s first major signings following their Qatari takeover, has been in and out of the team more times than anticipated due to a mixture of constant managerial changes, injuries and the arrival of other big name signings.
The 28-year-old started just 18 games last season, coming off the bench more often than not, and with Paris Saint-Germain seemingly avoiding playing with a number 10, a move elsewhere seems like a good move for the Argentinian.
Manuel Pellegrini, who appears to have been backed with a significant war chest this summer, is reported as having made Pastore one of his demands, and Paris United claim both Pini Zahavi and David Gold are working on the transfer, ideally wanting it to get done sooner rather than later.
The player’s agent, Marcelo Simonian, is said to be willing to lower his client’s wages if he can make up the difference with a signing on fee.
This means West Ham’s serious targets, as far as we can tell, are Felipe Anderson, Javier Pastore and Issa Diop.
Not a terrible haul, is it?