Pato close to Corinthians deal

Alexandre Pato's agent has revealed that only a few details are left to be worked out before the Brazilian can join Corinthians from AC Milan.

Last Updated: 31/12/12 at 15:06 Post Comment

Alexandre Pato: Hoping to make move from Milan to Corinthians in January

Alexandre Pato: Hoping to make move from Milan to Corinthians in January

Pato wants to return to his homeland after five years in European football, and has discussed his feelings with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani.

The striker's representative, Gilmar Veloz, has now insisted that negotiations with Corinthians are progressing well and he is hopeful a deal can be concluded.

"Since the beginning, when we decided for a return to Brazil, Pato and I chose Corinthians," Veloz told Lancenet.

"If the deal works out, it will be something we planned. We really want it to work out. Pato and I talked to Milan's vice-president Galliani and he understood our point.

"He saw that it's the moment for Pato to get a breath of fresh air. So it was up to us to try."

Veloz added: "We chose Corinthians and they have been receiving us very well. They have done everything for things to come true.

"If everything works out, he will be joining a winning squad. There are still a few details to be worked out between the two clubs, but it's not up to me to tell which details."

Robinho has also been linked with a move away from Milan in January, but club owner Silvio Berlusconi says it is important not to lose both players.

"I hope that between them only one will leave," Berlusconi told Radio Lombardia. "I'm especially sorry for Pato, because before he started this incredible series of injuries he was Milan's number one, a really big champion."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

FIFA president Sepp Blatter 'has to go', says Greg Dyke

FA chairman Greg Dyke insists that "Sepp Blatter has to go" and has urged UEFA to try and force the FIFA president out.

Jack Warner has been arrested and bailed in Trinidad

Jack Warner has been arrested and will be released on bail in Trinidad and Tobago as part of the FIFA investigation.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter welcomes US investigations

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has issued a statement welcoming investigations by US and Swiss authorities

Mail Box

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company