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Report: Pastore to Inter Milan deal in the works

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Financial Fair Play rears its ugly head again.

Paris Saint Germain v Montpellier Herault SC - Ligue 1
Javier Pastore of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Montpellier Herault SC at Parc des Princes on January 27, 2018 in Paris, France.
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New reports in Italy suggest Piero Ausilio and Walter Sabatini are working to get a loan deal done with Paris Saint-Germain for midfielder Javier Pastore.

The main issue appears to be Financial Fair Play.

PSG has already spend €220 million for Neymar last summer and look to complete a permanent move to bring Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe to Paris for around €180 million in July. That means any deal PSG does almost has to be a permanent move with cash trading hands.

For Inter Milan, the issue is similar. So as not to break FFP rules, the Nerazzurri have to structure loan deals so as not to expend cash prior to July 1. They have to put off any major expenditures until after that date.

Tuttomercatorweb and Football Italia both report that Ausilio and Sabatini are working to make a loan deal work with an obligation to purchase after the loan is complete. It depends on certain conditions being met. Those conditions have not been stated.

Inter has already received Barcelona midfielder Rafinho and Benfica defender Lisandro Lopez on loan for the remainder of the season. The team has sent midfielder Joao Mario to West Ham United on loan.

The Nerazzurri have not won a match since beating Serie C side Pordenone in the Coppa Italia round of 16 on Dec. 12. Since then, Inter has lost three and tied their last four.


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