Palermo star Javier Pastore admits he has ambitions to play for Barcelona.

The Argentina international is a major January target for Manchester City, which has already made a preliminary £26 million offer.

"For an Argentine to play in the La Liga is normal, especially for the language," said Pastore. "Wearing the jersey of Barcelona with Lionel Messi is a dream, but it remains such.

"Now I think only of Palermo and the league."

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