AC Milan eye Paulinho in swap deal with Alexandre Pato - report
AC Milan are set to demand Corinthians midfielder Paulinho as part of any deal for striker Alexandre Pato according to reports in Italy.
Football Italia claims the Rossoneri hope to coax Corinthians into releasing the highly rated player as part of a possible €15m deal which would see troubled striker Pato head the other way.
It would strike a blow to city rivals Inter who have been pursuing the Brazilian for months if the Seleção star were to move to Milan instead.
This follows reports that Vice-President Adriano Galliani is flying to Brazil on Sunday to listen to offers for Alexandre Pato and Robinho.
The 68-year-old official seems set to ask for Paulinho as part of any possible deal for either Pato or Robinho.
Paulinho recently stated his desire to stay at Corinthians after starring in their 1-0 win over Chelsea in the World Club Cup final.
Chelsea are also keeping tabs on the midfielder.