Chelsea Linked With Move to Capture AC Milan Forward

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CHELSEA face competition in their bid to land Alexandre Pato’s signature in January.

The AC Milan forward has also been tracked by Brazilian outfit Corinthians, whom Chelsea lost 1-0 to in Sunday’s FIFA Club World Cup Final.

Chelsea are looking to strengthen up front and have been linked with several high profile targets including Atletico Madrid’s talisman Radamel Falcao.

SOURCE: Express

Alexandre Pato’s career has arguably not hit the heights many would have expected, with the young AC Milan suffering with recurring injury issues and periods of average form and there has been talk of Silvio Berlusconi looking to continue the cost cutting exercise that saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva sold to PSG in the summer.

When fit Pato has still not be guaranteed a starting spot in Massimiliano Allegri’s first team due to the great form shown by youngster Stephan El Shaarawy so a move to Chelsea may well be one that the 23 year old would consider.

Chelsea could well do with attacking alternatives as currently the Blues are steadfastly relying on Fernando Torres for firepower and a move for Pato could prove more realistic than moves for the likes of Edinson Cavani or Radamel Falcao, who would both take some removing from their current sides due to the great starts to the season both Napoli and Atletico Madrid have made.

Pato may also be swayed by the presence of national team colleagues David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar at Stamford Bridge.

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