Arsenal transfers: Corinthians won’t rule out Alexandre Pato sale
Arsenal transfers: Corinthians say they won't rule out selling Alexandre Pato to the Gunners or Tottenham Hotspur in January
Corinthians have refused to rule out the potential sale of Alexandre Pato to Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur in January.
The Brazil international has scored 16 goals in 51 appearances since sealing a £12.8m return to South America from AC Milan in January.
Pato spent six injured-plagued seasons at the seven-time European Cup winners between 2007 and 2013, scoring 63 goals in 150 appearances.
The 24-year-old, who joined Milan aged 17, is still a target for the Premier League pair, and Corinthians are open to offers for their talisman.
“If those two clubs [Arsenal and Tottenham] are interested in Pato, we don’t rule out selling him in the winter transfer market,” says Corinthians director Roberto de Andrade.
Earlier this month, Pato revealed he turned down the chance to join Spurs during the summer transfer window.
“Tottenham had called Corinthians to ask for my transfer. I sat at the table with the club and my agent and I decided I wanted to stay,” Pato told Sportv.
Pato has scored 10 goals in 27 Brazil appearances since making his A Seleção debut in 2008.