PSG insist that Javier Pastore stays with club despite desire to join AC Milan
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: December 21, 2012 4:00pm
Javier Pastore: Keen to play for AC Milan one day
Paris St-Germain have insisted that Javier Pastore will remain with the club despite his public desire to join AC Milan.
The Argentinian playmaker has been quoted as saying, "Sooner or later, I will play for the Rossoneri" in Italian weekly magazine Chi.
The 23-year-old joined PSG from Palermo for an estimated 38 million Euros in 2011, but has struggled to hold down a place in Carlo Ancelotti's star-studded team this season.
However PSG sporting director Leonardo was dismissive of talk about Pastore leaving the club.
"Pastore away? He stays with us 100%, there is not even talk about it," the Brazilian told Sky Sport Italia.
Ancelotti was not as unequivocal over Pastore's future, saying: "He is right to say that one day he will play for AC Milan, but in any case it's not a tomorrow thing.
"He remains here. He is an important player for us."