Pato To Join Corinthians & Santos Make Final Bid For Robinho

Once they arrive, there will always be a time when they get to leave…

We may have said it over hundred times, but Alexandre Pato is on the verge of sealing a transfer to Corinthians from Milan – now according to the player’s agent.

The 23-year-old is eager to return to his home country following a difficult period in the Italian city, having suffered from a string of injuries in recent seasons. He has scored two goals in seven appearances for Milan this season and his agent has confirmed that he is set to secure a move back to Brazil.

“Since the beginning, when we decided for a return to Brazil, Pato and I chose Corinthians. If the deal works out, it will be something we planned. We really want it to work out. Alexandre and I talked to Milan’s CEO [Adriano] Galliani and he understood our point.

“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.”

As for Robinho, Folha de Sao Paulo suggests Santos have made their final offer of €7 million, but it doesn’t satisfy either Milan or Robinho. The Rossoneri have already turned down one bid and Brazilian media report their €10 million price-tag has still not been met.

Santos are rumoured to have made their ‘final offer’ of €7 million and a contract worth €3.6 million per season.  However, the 28-year-old midfielder is believed to want wages of at least €4.8 million, so the proposal doesn’t satisfy his requirements either.

The bidding war heats up for the striker, as Flamengo, Fluminense and others are also said to be interested.

Earlier today, Milan president Silvio Berlusconi told the press that he are still hoping to keep at least one of their two unsettled Brazilian strikers. “I hope that only one of them leaves,” said Berlusconi.


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