Chelsea handed boost in pursuit of Brazilian star

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AC Milan are reportedly prepared to sell Chelsea target Alexandre Pato next summer.

According to Sport, returning president Silvio Berlusconi is will fund a squad overhaul next year, which could see Pato leave the San Siro.

Pato has scored 60 goals in 135 appearances for Milan since joining the Italian club from Internacional in 2007.

He has, however, frequently been linked with a move away from Milan, and Chelsea have been touted as potential suitors on several occasions.

It was claimed during the summer transfer window that Andre Villas-Boas was keen to bring Pato to Stamford Bridge as he scoured the market for midfield reinforcements.

However, it is unclear whether or not the Chelsea boss ever made an attempt to sign the 22-year-old Brazilian star.

Chelsea did, though, try desperately to bring Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric to the club, and failed with as many as three bids for the Croatia international.

Villas-Boas has since confirmed that the Blues have now ended their interest in Modric.

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