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Alexandre Pato agrees deal in principle for Liverpool transfer

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a deal in principle for the £14.2million signature of Brazilian international striker Alexandre Pato, according to the Metro.

Jurgen Klopp’s options up front have been limited since arriving last month with both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings sidelined through injury, while Belgian youngster Divock Origi has failed to impress (via Metro).

But now respected Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has claimed that the striker shortage on Merseyside has seen the club spring for Pato, and is reporting on his website that Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to sign the ex-AC Milan forward.

The Metro report that both Everton and Tottenham had previously been linked with the 26-year-old’s signature, but Padulla now believes he will join Liverpool when the transfer window re-opens in the new year.

Pato has struggled to get back to his very best since returning home to Brazil, and the Metro suggest that the striker would welcome the opportunity of a move back to Europe.

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