Tuesday, 5th July, 2011

Javier Pastore is "90%" certain to be leaving Palermo this summer according to the club’s president Maurizio Zamparini.

The Argentine schemer is a target for Chelsea, Real Madrid and La Liga moneybags Malaga.

Pastore declared his intention to leave the Serie A side upon the conclusion of the 2010/11 campaign and Zamparini instantly placed a bounty of €50M on the head of a player he rates in the same bracket as Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

And now Zamparini is demanding that the Argentine’s future is resolved within a fortnight.

"His future must be resolved within the next two weeks, otherwise he will remain with us", the Palermo supremo told Rai.

"There is a 90% chance for him to leave because it is his wish.

"It’s sad because he is the only world class player I have ever had as president."

The Italian also explained that Pastore will head to Spain or England, with Real Madrid and Malaga just currently ahead of Chelsea in the race.

"He will go to Spain or England.

"I exclude Barcelona. Real Madrid and Malaga are the favourites."

Pastore is currently with Argentina at the Copa America.

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