Out-of-favour striker to stay at Chelsea

Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato arrived at Chelsea amid high expectations on a loan move from Brazilian club Corinthians in January. He was expected to play an important role in the second half of the season for the Blues, but things didn’t turn out according to the plan for the 26-year-old. Pato managed to make only two appearances for the West London club under manager Guus Hiddink and up until now the understanding was that his career at Stamford Bridge had finished before it even started. However, according to Sky Sports…

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Chelsea vs Man City – Premier League preview and team news

Having made it to the last four of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time, Manchester City will now be aiming to strengthen their position in the top four of the Premier League when they travel to Chelsea. At the beginning of the season this may have seemed like a fixture that could have had a large bearing on the destination of the title, but for Chelsea it is merely a case of giving youngsters a chance to impress and attempting to finish as high up the Premier League…

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Twitter rejoiced as ‘the Duck’ finally made his debut for Chelsea

Chelsea striker Alexandre Pato, nicknamed ‘the Duck’, finally made his club debut in the 4-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday. The Brazilian striker, who recently was the subject of a trolling website mocking his time at the West London Club, replaced injured Loic Remy in the first to mark his debut appearance for the Blues more than two months after arriving at the club. After coming on the pitch he not only played a part in the Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s goal, but also scored his first goal, via penalty, for…

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Trolling Chelsea fans open website dedicated to flop striker

Alexandre Pato signed for Chelsea on a loan move from Brazilian club Corinthians amid much fanfare in the January transfer window. After weeks of speculation, the West London club announced the signing of the former AC Milan striker on January 29. The Blues boss Guus Hiddink initially suggested that Pato was not match-fit, and it would require some days to boost his fitness before he could make his debut for the team. Around a month ago, the Dutchman claimed that the Brazilian was ready to make his debut for the…

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Chelsea consider ending loan deal for Brazilian striker

Chelsea are considering ending Alexandre Pato’s loan contract before the end of the season, with the striker currently without making a single appearance, according to the Evening Standard. The 26-year-old striker completed a loan move from Brazilian side Corinthians during the winter transfer window, as the Blues were short on fit attackers. Radamel Falcao was out, while there were a bunch of doubs regarding Diego Costa and Loic Remy. However, the former AC Milan star has yet to make his first appearance for Chelsea, while he’s earning £30,000-a-week. Pato was in…

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Alexandre Pato to walk in the footsteps of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba

Chelsea have assigned the Premier League squad numbers to the January signings, according to The Daily Mail. Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato has been handed the number 11, and he will have a huge responsibility to live up to the reputation of the squad number made famous by club legend Didier Drogba. Defender Matt Miazga will don the number 20 jersey. This number has remained unoccupied since midfielder Josh McEachran wore it during the 2011-12 season, but it has been donned by the likes of Deco, Paulo Ferreira, Juan Sebastian Veron…

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Chelsea fans react to the signing of Alexandre Pato

Latest reports are claiming that Alexandre Pato’s move from Corinthians to Chelsea is all but done. The Blues’ fans have already warmed themselves to the new arrival at Stamford Bridge: Chelsea sign Pato, I’m happy enough with that — Waldo (@DeeWaldoWalsh) January 20, 2016 Pato is a brilliant signing for Chelsea.. — Avirup (@CentralWinger_) January 20, 2016 Alexandre Pato will be like Falcao. Either do really well or really badly. — J-L (@TheSilvaLining) January 20, 2016 Pato to Chelsea smacks of sheer desperation. Quality on his day but yet another big…

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Chelsea agree to sign former Milan striker

It’s a done deal. According to ESPN Brazil, Chelsea have verbally agreed a deal to sign Brazil striker Alexandre Pato from Corinthians. The 26-year-old is set to sign a contract worth £1.77 million a year with the West London club. Earlier this month, the Brazilian rejected a lucrative offer from a Chinese second-division club that was worth £6.9 million a year. Pato will be available to make his debut against Arsenal on Sunday. ESPN claimes an agreement with Pato’s representatives was finalised by Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia on Tuesday, with Corinthians expected to make an announcement shortly.…

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Liverpool and Chelsea to duel for Brazilian striker

Alexandre Pato is a wanted man in the Premier League. Liverpool and Chelsea will reportedly go head-to-head in order to sign the Brazilian striker, according to The Independent. The Reds and The Blues have used the winter transfer market to search for an added goal scoring threat upfront. Both teams have struggled all season, partly by the fact that they can’t score on a consistent basis and due to injuries to their strikers. Both clubs see Pato as a possible reinforcement in attack. The 26-year-old is currently playing for Corinthians…

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Arsenal and Man United told they can sign Brazilian international striker for £18.5m

Brazilian giants Corinthians have told Manchester United and Arsenal that they can sign striker Alexandre Pato providing they cough up £18.5m, according to the Metro. The former AC Milan front man was once one of the most prized strikers in the game when he first broke onto the scene, but has recently seen his stock fall after failing to live up to the hype. However, he was heavily linked with moves to both Arsenal and United during the closing weeks of the summer transfer window as both sides were left…

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Alexandre Pato’s agent flies to London for talks with Tottenham

Alexandre Pato’s agent has reportedly flown into London for a meeting with Tottenham Hotspur over a possible transfer before Tuesday’s deadline, according to the Metro. The Brazilian international striker has endured a difficult time with Corinthians recently, and was even loaned out to Sao Paolo last term. But despite his troubles, a number of top European clubs are thought to be interested in landing his signature, with the likes of Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United all believed to be closely monitoring his situation. And according to Portuguese outlet Globoesporte, Pato’s…

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Chelsea and Man United offered deal to sign Brazil international striker

Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato with the former believed to hold a ‘serious interest’ in the 25-year-old, according to the Metro. The former AC Milan man has endured a difficult year back in his native Brazil, and was even shipped out on loan to Sao Paolo after falling out with manager Mano Menezes (via Metro). The Metro also reports that former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had been keen on snapping him up back in…

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Man United news: £95m Bale bid planned, and Neymar’s agent watches Newcastle draw

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Manchester United are prepared to wait right until the last couple of days of the window to seal a deal for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, according to the Metro. The Red Devils could pay as much as £95m for the former Tottenham man. Speculation continues that Barcelona star Neymar could be on his way to Old Trafford, after The Sun reported that the Brazilian’s international agent Pini Zahavi has visited Old Trafford. Zahavi (in the blue suit) was sat near…

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Chelsea news: Players-plus-cash deal planned for Pogba, but Stones refuses to demand move

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are planning to offer both Juan Cuadrado and Ramires in a bid to land Juventus talisman Paul Pogba, according to the Daily Star. The pair’s futures at Stamford Bridge appear to be very uncertain following the arrival of Barcelona winger Pedro. Chelsea’s hopes of landing Everton defender John Stones appear to have been a dealt a blow, after the Daily Star claimed that the 21-year-old does not plan to hand in a transfer request. Jose Mourinho plans to test the…

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