Corinthians president comments on transfer of Alexandre Pato, with Premier League sides interested

Alexandre Pato has been linked with West Ham, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.

Pato was considered one of the best potential strikers in world football a few years ago, and Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade has confirmed to the Mail that he is up for sale - even if no offers have yet been made for him.

He said: “We’re waiting [for offers] but none have arrived yet. It could be a good transfer window for us. It's a good opportunity [because] he's playing well. I think we have a great chance of selling him. I don't have a crystal ball but I believe it will work out.”

Despite Pato somewhat falling off the radar since his return to Brazil, he has been rediscovering his best form, and the 25-year-old once again looks to be a good goalscorer.

He has netted 13 times in 31 games this season, and his goalscoring feats have earned interest from the Premier League.

The Mirror claim Sunderland want to sign him, the Mail are stating interest from West Ham and Crystal Palace, whilst just this week TMW suggested Tottenham were looking at the Brazilian international.

However, despite all the interest, Pato is still a Corinthians player, even if he has been on loan with Sao Paolo since 2014.

Andrade believes offers will be made to take Pato back to Europe, and he sounds keen on selling the striker this summer.

There is just over a week to go in the transfer window, and West Ham, Sunderland and Spurs are all keen on signing another forward before it closes. Pato could be that player, but they will have to move quickly if they intend to submit a formal approach for the striker.

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