Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has refuted claims that he is considering a potential exit from Parc des Princes this month. The Argentina international has been heavily tipped to leave the Capital outfit this term with Inter Milan leading the hunt for his services.
Les Parisiens skipper Thiago Silva recently hinted that the midfielder could push for a move elsewhere, but the Argentina has now come clear with the gossip stressing that he would love to end his professional career with the Ligue 1 outfit.
In an interview with Yahoo! Sport France he said: "I haven’t spoken to Thiago about my problems or my future. I never put anyone under pressure as this is not my style. Thiago Silva wasn’t aware of my problems which led to me returning back to training late after Christmas. I repeat that the last thing I want to do is leave PSG. My wish is to stay and I have always been loyal to the club. I would like to stay and finish my career here."
The response from Thiago Silva came shortly after the Ligue 1 games between Les Parisiens and Amiens, where he had criticised Pastore's delayed return after Christmas. However, the player was rather stuck with a personal issue, which he wanted to keep private, and it had nothing to do with his transfer decision.
Paris Saint-Germain have stuck with Pastore during his time with injuries, and he appears prepared to pay them back for their patience, albeit turning down a move to a fresh club. Inter Milan and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in the former Palermo man, but it appears that he will remain with his current side for the near future.
The Argentine has started in less than half of the club's league games this term, but he is still rated highly at the international stage, and could make the cut for next summer's World Cup finals in Russia, provided he maintains his fitness.