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Pastore: My future lies with AC Milan

December 18, 2012
By ESPN staff

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has revealed that he hopes to play for AC Milan after he wins a trophy in France.

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PA PhotosJavier Pastore is not keen to stay in France forever

Pastore, 23, joined PSG from Palermo for an estimated fee of €38 million in 2011 but has struggled to hold down a starting berth in Ligue 1 this season and has been constantly linked with a move away from the club.

The Argentine has committed his future to PSG this season but took the unusual step of revealing that he harbours a desire to return to Serie A to play for Milan.

"Sooner or later, I will play for the Rossoneri,'' he said. "I have a wonderful relationship with (Milan vice-president) Adriano Galliani. We will have lunch together away from prying eyes when we next meet up in Milan. Milan is a magical club. That's how I feel about it.'

"I will win something with PSG first, then I'll go. Everyone in Paris has faith in me from the president to the coach, but something is wrong. The media is hostile - especially with foreigners. They always blame us and protect their fellow countrymen.

"With the French media cheering for the French players it has been very difficult for me to settle down. In Italy it is a different story. There are people there who help you and give you love.''

As PSG look to take their expensively-assembled side to a first French title in 18 years, the midfielder also admitted that he was not keen on lining up alongside Milan's other mooted transfer target, Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, claiming he “causes too much trouble”.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report