Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore claims Real Madrid striker and national team mate Gonzalo Higuain called him to ask about the French club. The La Liga champions want to keep Higuain but the 24 year old is understood to be disappointed by the lack of playing time at the Spanish capital this season and is expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer with Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly leading the list of potential destinations.
However, Pastore has now revealed Higuain is pondering a move to the big-spending French giants, though he admits PSG are not the only option the forward has.
"He called me two weeks ago to ask me questions about the club, Ligue 1, the city of Paris. He told me he had this opportunity [to come to PSG], but that other clubs were interested in him," Goal.com quoted Pastore as saying.
Higuain has had an impressive season at Madrid, with 22 goals in 34 league matches but has fallen behind French striker Karim Benzema in Real's pecking order and could now look for a new club that guarantees him regular first team action.
However, Pastore's comments surface just a couple of days after Higuain's claim he was not considering a move away from the Bernabeu this summer.
The striker, who scored the opener in Real's 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the weekend to help the club win their first league title since 2008, insisted he was happy in Madrid.
"I enjoy every goal I score, but it's true that today's was special. I'm very happy to have claimed the title. It's a source of enormous pride. We have worked very hard, weekend after weekend," ESPN quoted the Argentine as saying.
"Like every player, I want to play. At this moment I'm happy at Real Madrid, and I'm still under contract, but I don't want to talk about my future right now. I've been here for five years and I've been lucky enough to win several trophies. We are enjoying our success. It is not something that happens every day," he added.