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Sicilian club’s supremo reveals that the star Argentine can depart in the summer as they cannot afford to pay him the salary that some of the major European clubs can

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has admitted that playmaker Javier Pastore could leave this summer if a big club were to lure him away.

The Argentina international has been heavily linked with a move out of Sicily and Zamparini has given hints from time to time that he will sell him for an astronomical amount, having placed a €60 million price tag on him when speaking to the press.

The Palermo patron has now admitted that the 21-year-old could leave if a club were to give him higher wages than what he gets at the moment.

“Pastore is the only player who could leave,” Zamparini told Radio Radio. "It all depends on the boy. He earns less than €1m and if a big club offered him €4m, then it would be hard to keep him. Palermo can't afford that and we have to balance the books."

Pastore was one of the better players in Serie A in the 2010-11 campaign, scoring 11 goals and providing five assists in 35 league appearances. He also featured in Palermo’s 3-1 defeat to Inter in the Coppa Italia final on Sunday evening and is set to be included in Argentina's squad for this summer's Copa America.

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