Antonio Conte wants Alexandre Pato to stay at Stamford Bridge

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The incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is willing to give the former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato a longer run to prove his worth at the Stamford Bridge, according to Gazzetta World.

The former Juventus manager will come to Stamford Bridge after Euro 2016, where he is currently managing Italy.

Pato joined the 2014-15 Premier League champions on loan from Brazilian club Corinthians in the January transfer window and has so far made two appearances, scoring one goal for the Blues.


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Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade, earlier said that he will be willing to take one of the rising stars of the past back to Brazil, but only as long as his current club don’t take up the option to buy the striker in the next transfer window.

“If Chelsea don’t want him anymore and don’t pay for his transfer, then he will move back to Corinthians,” he said.

However, De Andrade revealed that he expects the Brazilian international to stay in London with the arrival of Conte for the next season.

“I know that Chelsea’s new manager wants him to stay so I think he will remain in England,” he added.

The 26-year-old is labelled as one of the lost stars in football, ever since his career was affected due to injuries, after he broke onto the scene with a breathtaking start to his top tier football career with the seven time European champions AC Milan.

Pato scored 63 goals in 150 matches for I Rossoneri over the course of six seasons.

He then joined the Brazilian giants in 2013, where he had a disappointing first campaign and only managed to score 17 goals in 62 appearances for the club.

He was then loaned out to Sao Paulo in 2014, where he regained his lost form and scored 38 goals in 95 appearances for the club, before moving to London in January 2016.

He has also made 27 appearances for his national team, where he scored 10 goals for the Verde-Amarela.

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