High profile Brazilian Alexandre Pato once linked to Tottenham lined up as Liverpool signing's replacement

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Alexandre Pato may get a second shot at European football after Hoffenheim enquired over his availability.

Brazilian football's former golden boy could be in line for a return to Europe.

Tuttomercatoweb report Alexandre Pato is being considered by German club Hoffenheim, who last week sold Roberto Firmino to Liverpool for £29 million.

Pato was signed by AC Milan back in 2007, who hoped he could echo the success of countryman Kaka.

He failed to live up to the hype he attracted as a teenager and has not made an international appearance for Brazil since 2013.

Pato belongs to Brazilian club Corinthians but is currently on loan at Sao Paolo.

He told SkySports in October 2013 that he had turned down an offer from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window of that year.

Remarkably still just 25-years-old, the forward has a lot to prove if he is to be regarded as a player who did not achieve his full potential, and a return to Europe with Hoffenheim could achieve this.

Tuttomercatoweb also report Italian side Lazio are showing an interest in Pato.

Corinthians are unlikely to block his departure with club president Roberto de Andrade quoted by ESPN last week stating he was keen to sell Pato, but the decision would rest with the player.

Pato has scored six goals and provided two assists in 17 games for Sao Paolo during his loan spell.

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