Palermo sign Pastore

Javier Pastore has also been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Inter Milan and reports in The Sun claims the 20-year-old turned down a move to Old Trafford last week.

“US Palermo announce they have registered Javier Pastore’s contract with the League,” read a statement on the club website.

“The contract will expire on June 30 2014. The paperwork has been completed for several days, but the official confirmation was only given now out of respect for the player’s commitments.”