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Chelsea lining up ex-Man United & Arsenal hitman as Alex Pato replacement if transfer collapses

According to reports, Chelsea are understood to have made a shock move to sign Robin van Persie, who’s being lined up for a possible switch to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are understood to be getting cold feet on Alexandre Pato, who’s been mooted to move to west London from Corinthians on loan.

The Brazil forward has been rumoured to be on his way to Stamford Bridge as a possible January offensive solution for Guus Hiddink, who’s seen Radamel Falcao ruled out with injury and Loic Remy agitating for a move away from the club ahead of Euro 2016.

However, as noted by the Express, Chelsea have doubts about Pato’s form and fitness and, unwilling to gamble on signing the attacker permanently, are considering other options should a loan move not be possible.

One, according to the tabloid, is van Persie, who is struggling in the Super Lig with Fenerbahce—where he moved in the summer—and would be open to a return to the Premier League.

At 32, RVP would not represent a long-term solution, but could be an ideal addition for the coming months as the Blues look to fire themselves into an unlikely European berth.

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