Palermo have already confirmed a deal is in place, and now sporting director Leonardo has confirmed the move is imminent.
"Pastore is not officially our player yet", Leonardo told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"And until the end of the negotiations you can never consider discount anything.
"But the good relationship with Palermo allow us to think positively.
"I count on being able to present Pastore in the first days of the week."
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