Alexandre Pato's move to Brazilian club Corinthians from A.C Milan last January shocked many as he was then widely regarded as one of the best young strikers in the world.

During his spell at A.C Milan - which started in 2007 when he was 16-years-old - Pato was plagued with injuries which effectively ended his chances of succeeding with the Italian giants.

A move to Corinthians was sealed back in January but this move was regarded as a poor one for the sake of the Brazil international's career as he was obviously no longer playing in Europe.

His strong record of 63 goals in 150 games for Milan earned him a reputation of a world-class striker and a move to the Premier League could be on the cards next month.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are all in need of a striker in January and could be tempted into securing the 24 year-old's signature.

Moving to Arsenal may not be a great move, though, as the north London club's main striker -Olivier Giroud - is on fine form this season. Regular playing time, therefore, may be rare for Pato, who has been capped 25 times for Brazil, scoring 10 goals in the process.

With Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor looking likely to leave Tottenham in January and new signing Roberto Soldado struggling for form, Pato could easily be the main man under Andre Villas-Boas. However, the lack of ambition at White Hart Lane could put him off of this move.

So that just leaves Chelsea. With Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o all struggling for form, Chelsea need a striker to perform on a consistent basis.

He would surely start most games at Stamford Bridge, win trophies and work with the great Jose Mourinho.

Also, playing in front of the likes of Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard and Willian would mean lots of chances in front of goal.

The Blues currently have fellow Brazilians Oscar, Ramires, David Luiz and Willian within their squad, which means he would presumably already know severak players in the team.

These reasons make Chelsea the ideal club for him to join in January.

With the standard of football in Brazil not being incredibly high, players like Pato need to be playing in better divisions or the sake of their own personal careers. 

He needs to move soon before he ruins his career in Brazil. 

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