Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
Chelsea are reportedly close to having former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato in the coming days. Report suggests that Corinthians are desperate to sell the Brazilian this month for a few in the region of £11 Million which the Blues are willing to match.
According to EveningStandard which reports that some members of Chelsea’s playing staff believe a deal to sign striker Alexandre Pato could be completed this week, with Corinthian willing to sell and Chelsea needing another striker after injury to on loan front man Radamel Falcao while the Blues other striker Loic Remy is struggling for form after making only two starts this season.
The Brazilian international striker was spotted at the Stamford Bridge stand while Mourinho was still in charge of Chelsea when the Blues took on Portuguese outfit FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League. . Pato joined Brazilian side Corinthians from AC Milan for £12.18 Million and scored with his first touch, the Brazilian is quick, agile and creative with excellent technical ability. He was considered as one of the World’s most promising young footballing stars in his youth.
The Blues would have secured a deal of for one of Europe’s most promising talents prior to his return to Brazil due to persistent injuries where he scored 26 goals for his Sao Paulo side despite being on loan from Corinthians. Keeping him fit for the remainder of the season would be key to Chelsea fighting out of the relegation zone.