Palermo ready to sell Man Utd and Chelsea target

Pastore joined Palermo from Huracan in 2009. The 21-year-old has recently been linked with several of Europe’s big clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

“I give up on Pastore,” Zamparini said to Sky Italia.

“He speaks more to his agent than he does with me. I am not offended.

“It’s logical that at the most he would have played one more season at Palermo but at the same time if he did, he would have more pressure and he wouldn’t be the same Pastore we know.

“There are big clubs that want him.

“We are talking about one of the top talents in current football and I will not sell him on the cheap.

“I paid for him €19million (£17m) when he was 18.”