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Chelsea to Make Incredible £50m Bid for AC Milan Star Pato!

Stamford Bridge owner wants to prove his financial worth and show the Sheikh’s at Eastlands that he isn’t skint!

Sports News - January 19, 2009

The Rumour

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH will welcome new Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti by splashing out £100million.

Milan ace Alexandre Pato is top of owner Rom’s hitlist. Ancelotti takes over on Wednesday and will be unveiled a week tomorrow with billionaire Abramovich keen to celebrate his arrival by clinching as least two “stellar signings”.

Chelsea will make a fresh £50m offer for AC Milan’s Brazilian striker Pato, 19, after their £45m bid was rejected.

The Source: (News of the World)

The Analysis

As crazy as the recent transfer fee spending as been this summer this particular bid doesn’t seem half bad, and this is probably why it will indeed fail. Alexandre Pato is still two months shy of his 20th birthday but already considered one of the most feared strikers on the planet and therefore the San Siro outfit may opt to turn down this bid.

AC Milan will have to keep their fans happy after selling their star player Kaka to Real Madrid and therefore risk something of a riot if they do indeed sell off any other big names. However the Brazilian youngster may well use the departure of both his teammate and his manager as grounds for demanding a move, which would of course be churlish but not in the least bit surprising.

Roman Abramovich is apparently very keen to reassert his power in the wake of the arrival of the big boys at Man City and is therefore giving his new Italian manager a great deal of spending money to invest in this summer. Pato may be a bridge too far however and the west London club may in fact be more likely to snap up another Milan favourite in the form of Andrea Pirlo.

The Likelihood

Pato to Chelsea: AC Milan can ill afford to sell off another huge name so I expect this deal to not go through.

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