Tottenham in pole position to land 'frustrated' Brazilian striker

Pato Vandalism

Alexandre Pato feels he's being victimised in the deepening feud between his teammates and Corinthians supporters.

The World Club champions suffered an embarrassing 4-0 to Portuguesa on Sunday, and slipped to 13th position in the table, 22 points behind leaders Cruzerio.

To make matters worse, Corinthians haven't found the net in their last four games - with the team evidently struggling to cope with the departure of midfielder Paulinho for North London.

The fans frustration got out of hand after Sunday's defeat when a minority vandalised the club shop - singling Pato out for abuse.

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The former AC Milan striker and his teammate Emerson are two of the club's highest earners, and the fans made it clear that their performances have been unacceptable. 

Tottenham boss Andre Villas Boas failed in his attempt to sign Pato last summer, but reports in Brazil now suggest that the move could take place in January.

The 24-year-old striker has scored 15 goals in 47 appearances since returning to Brazil in January. He found the net 63 times in 150 appearances for AC Milan.

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