REPORTS: Chelsea in Alexandre Pato talks

REPORTS: Chelsea in Alexandre Pato talks

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The Telegraph have said that Chelsea are in talks with Brazilian side Corinthians over a £10 million move for striker Alexandre Pato.

The Blues are in dire need of striking options, with Diego Costa their only fully fit striker.

Guus Hiddink has reportedly made enquiries into several strikers, including Leicester striker Jamie Vardy and AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca.

However, Pato, who scored 26 goals in 59 appearances for Sao Paul last season, is reportedly keen on a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea willing to match Corinthians’ £10 million valuation.

His current contract expires in December, but 26-year old Pato, who has 27 caps for Brazil, is also attracting interest from Manchester United.

Speaking to Telegraph Sport last month, Pato said: “I would like to come to England because I think the championship [the Premier League] is the No1 in the world.

“I want to write a new story in Europe, to make a new history. I want to come to win the championship and play again in the Champions League. I have dreams again. I want to create this new story, a good new story.”

It is unclear if a firm bid has been made, but it appears that a deal could be done soon.