Chelsea FC Transfer Rumours: Palermo Reject Chelsea Bid For Javier Pastore

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 20: Javier Pastore of Palermo celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal during the TIM Cup semifinal match between AC Milan and US Citta di Palermo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 20, 2011 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Someday I will not be spending all of my internet hours in coffee shops trying to drink enough hot chocolate that the staff don't kick me out for abusing their free wi-fi. Someday y'all will be getting more substantial writing than transfer rumours. That day is not today. I am sorry. At least we have a nice juicy rumour today though. Chelsea FC have had a bid rejected by Palermo for the services of midfield creator extraordinaire Javier Pastore for something less than £44M.

Chelsea was a club that we had a major offer from for Pastore but it did not reach the minimum figure that we set for a player of his quality.

If someone wants to buy Pastore, the price is £44 million. There are five or six clubs also interested, including Man City and big clubs from Spain and Italy but so far there has been nothing from them.

-Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini. Source: Mail.

Interesting. We're the first team making a bid on Pastore, and I know Steve loves him but he's a bit too inconsistent for me at that much money. Having solid interest in the world's best young players can't be regarded as anything but a bad though, though, and I'm rather pleased that Chelsea's pursuits are more or less lining up with ours. Although I want Alexis Sanchez way more than Pastore!

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