According to the Daily Mirror this morning, Chelsea are still in the hunt for the AC Milan star Pato, but he won’t be allowed to leave the San Siro until next summer.
The report said: Chelsea aim to sign Brazilian prodigy Alexandre Pato in a £40million deal – but not until next summer.
Carlo Ancelotti and the Stamford Bridge hierarchy have earmarked the 19-year-old striker as the man to supply the missing link in the Italian’s masterplan to become Europe’s dominant force.
But the Blues know AC Milan cannot sell the South American in the same transfer window that they have banked £56m from Real Madrid for Kaka.
Chelsea have let Milan know they are ready to wait until enough time has passed for the San Siro club to do a deal for the teenager – who turns 20 next month.
And the Blues are convinced San Siro owner Silvio Berlusconi is prepared to sell when the time is right and that Pato is equally keen to link up with Ancelotti again.
With Drogba not getting any younger, it makes sense for Roman Abramovich to plan for the future, and with Pato still being only 19, he has many many years left at the top.
Once he has matured a little more he could be a Chelsea star for the next decade. This is one of the rumours that i sincerely wish is true!