The future of Alexandre Pato is in the air after French reports claim Paris Saint-Germain had secured a deal for the Brazilian striker.

Heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the last 18 months, the 22-year-old striker's time at the San Siro has appeared to be drawing to a close after admitting he was frustrated under Massimiliano Allegri.

And French news agency AFP are now claiming that a deal to take the player from the Rossoneri to the Parc des Princes is to be completed tomorrow, with a €35 million price-tag reported to be the figured agreed, with €28 million paid up-front.

A €7 million per-year salary has also been reported, but comes on the same day when Allegri told Il Corriere della Serra that he didn't expect Sunday's Milan derby to be the last Pato played in for the club.

"I really don't believe that this will be Pato's last derby," he told the Italian paper.

"He did well against Atalanta on Sunday, despite me taking him off because I needed a striker with other characteristics. He won the penalty, hit the post and was involved in two or three attacks. He made the most of his traits."

Chelsea were first linked with a move for the player whilst Carlo Ancelotti was in charge at Stamford Bridge - unsurprisingly the Italian is now at the helm for PSG.

Andre Villas-Boas' appointment in west London did little to stop the speculation surrounding a Chelsea move for the player, who has scored six goals in 18 international appearances for his country since making his debut in 2008.

Speculation at the start of the month even suggested the Chelsea boss would consider a swap-deal with Salomon Kalou to bring the former Internacional starlet to England, but The Metro's reports now appear to be an unlikely option as he future looks to be in France.

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