CHELSEA and Liverpool have been told to pay £18m for Paris St-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore.
Argentina star Pastore has been looking to leave the French capital after growing frustrated with a lack of playing time.
With the emergence of Adrien Rabiot, and already established stars Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta and Julian Draxler, first-team appearances have been far and few between.
Chelsea and Liverpool are both long-term admirers of the 28-year-old, but face competition from Inter Milan, according to L’Equipe.
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is keen on recouping a decent figure for the former Palermo ace in order to make Financial Fair Play regulations.
The Parisian club stunned the footballing world with two of the biggest transfers of all time
They smashed the transfer record to sign Barcelona’s Neymar for £200m whilst also securing a lucrative loan deal for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe will make the move permanent next summer for £177m.
Pastore made the switch to Paris in 2011 as one of the club’s first marquee signings, beating the Blues to his signature.
The Stamford Bridge outfit still remain admirers of the Argentinean, who has made 29 caps for his country.