Arsenal’s loss could be Tottenham’s gain.
Tottenham Hotspur are set to re-enter the race to sign Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato after learning that rivals Arsenal were knocked back in their latest pursuit of the player, according to Sports Direct News.
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Andre Villas-Boas saw a £12m bid for the former AC Milan striker rejected during the summer transfer window but has kept tabs on him ever since.
Arsenal, who have also been linked with making a move for the 24-year-old, put a £6.5m offer on the table just last week, but that was quickly rejected by Corinthians, who are hoping to earn significantly more for his services.
And now, having been made aware of Arsene Wenger’s interest, AVB is keen to beat him to the punch and add to his own firing line, which has been struggling this season.
Record signing Roberto Soldado, Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor have managed to find the net just 11 times so far this term in 13 Premier League fixtures.
England striker Defoe is reportedly close to securing a move to MLS outfit FC Toronto in the new year, whilst Adebayor is widely recognised with having no future at White Heart Lane, meaning the manager will be in the market for new reinforcements anyway.