It’s a quiet Saturday in the Football Transfer Tavern given the international break but Nick Lustig brings news for supporters of two Premier League clubs about a possible transfer target.
The Daily Star journalist reports that both Liverpool and Arsenal face competition from Turkish side Fenerbahce in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore in the New Year.
The 24-year-old has struggled for matches at the Parc Des Princes this season after previously impressing with the Parisian club following his move from Palermo in 2011.
His possible availability has attracted attention from across Europe and the Turkish giants are the latest club to be linked with the Argentinian playmaker.
Fenerbahce coach Ersun Yanal has since admitted that Pastore is on his radar, telling Turkish daily Fotomac: “I asked to arrange an appointment in Paris to discuss the direction of PSG.
“Fenerbahce want to move forward with a real number 10.”
The Argentine, who has netted 24 times for the French side, is also being tracked by Arsenal and Liverpool with a view to a possible January move. The Gunners even reportedly made a last ditch attempt to bring him to the Emirates Stadium during the summer but he remained in the French capital.
While Brendan Rodgers has eyed up the talented midfielder as he seeks to build on his side’s superb start to the new campaign with a productive January window.
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