Palermo snub ‘major’ Blues bid

The highly-rated 21-year-old is being chased by Europe’s biggest
clubs with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan and City
all understood to be keen on the young forward. Palermo president
Maurizio Zamparini values his young star at over £40million,
which is why he says he has shunned an offer from Chelsea which
falls short of his valuation. “Chelsea was a club that we had a
major offer from,” Zamparini told Spanish radio station Cadena
Ser. “It did not reach the minimum figure that we set for a player
of his quality. “If somone wants to buy Pastore, the price is
€50 million [£44m]. “There are five or six clubs also
interested, including [Manchester] City and big clubs from Spain
and Italy, but so far there has been nothing from them.” AC Milan
vice-president Adriano Galliani, meanwhile, has dismissed
speculation that Pastore will join the Italian champions this
summer. Galliani said to Gazzetta dello Sport: “Pastore? We are not
interested. “He is a playmaker and we are looking for a left
midfielder.” Galliani also denied recent media reports that
suggested the Italian side are in the hunt for Napoli midfielder
Marek Hamsik. “With regards to Hamsik, I can confirm that we are
not in negotiations, nor will we enter negotiations, to sign him,”
he said.