Atletico Madrid have entered the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore, according to reports in Spain.

The Argentinean has been strongly linked with a move to Inter while last week a report in Diario Sport stated Sevilla were also in the hunt for the out-of-favour player.

Diario AS now cites reports emerging in France that Diego Simeone’s side are also keen and would be willing to finance a deal as early as January.

The 28-year-old moved to Paris from Palermo in a landmark €43m deal in 2011 but has featured in fewer than half of the side’s Ligue 1 matches in each of the past two seasons.

PSG are keen for a sale to meet their UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations and are keen on such an arrangement to be struck as soon as possible.

Pastore has netted 48 times in his six-year stint at the club.

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