West Ham reignite move for midfielder with talks ongoing, deal could be worth £17.5m - report
West Ham are back in talks with Paris Saint-Germain about signing their midfielder Javier Pastore, according to a report.
Sky Sports claims that the Hammers have reignited a move to try sign the 28-year-old after holding initial discussions earlier in June.
It is understood that it broke down due to the high wage demands and the Argentinian is currently asking for a £190,000-a-week deal.
The report details West Ham are back on track to try sign the midfield curator in a deal that could be worth around £17.5million and PSG are open to selling him to help them meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
Football Insider verdict:
Manuel Pellegrini needs to add a couple of quality players to his squad if West Ham are to be in the mix for the European spots next season and it’s no secret they need improvements in defence. However, they could also do with some extra creativity in midfield to help offer a balance alongside their enforcers such as Cheikhou Kouyate or Mark Noble. It seems like a move for Pastore is back on the cards and he is someone who on his day could make the difference for the Hammers. He is a technically gifted playmaker that can’t quite nail down a starting XI position down at PSG, but was still directly involved in 11 goals during their most recent season. There is a suggestion that Pastore may have an attitude problem, but West Ham supporters love a maverick and will get behind him if he starts delivering on the pitch.
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