Barcelona and Real Madrid target keen on Palermo stay

Pastore has been linked with moves to the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent weeks.

“I want to clear something up: Pastore is calm and happy to stay at Palermo,” Marcelo Simonian told Tuttomercatoweb.

“Javier is truly content to stay a Rosanero player.

“Javier wants to remain at Palermo. I have not been speaking to any other teams, and I have not offered him to anyone.

“We are saying the same things at least five times a day, and I know he wants to remain.

“[Palermo president Maurizio] Zamparini wants to keep him. He has Javier’s interests at heart, and we are all proud of the work he is doing at the club.”