Report: Valencia set to target Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato
Valencia could be set to make a move for Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato, according to Sports Direct News.
The website claims Los Che are looking to add a forward before the transfer window closes and that the Brazilian is amongst their top targets.
Southampton’s Pablo Osvaldo and Juventus striker Mirko Vučinić are also under consideration, but Pato is believed to be the preferred option.
The Pato Branco native’s future has become unclear over the past few months, with Corinthians’ supporters unhappy at his inconsistent form.
Pato, who joined Timão last January from Milan for €15 million, managed just nine goals in 30 appearances last season.
A notable offer from Valencia could tempt Corinthians into selling the 24 year-old, though Pato has always maintained that he would prefer to remain in Brazil ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup.