Chelsea out of race for Alexandre Pato as AC Milan star pledges allegiance to employers

Brazilian ace contracted at San Siro until 2014...
AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato has pledged his future to the club, insisting he wants to remain at the San Siro for at least another four years.

Pato has been linked with a move to Chelsea ever since Carlo Ancelotti swapped the Milan for Stamford Bridge last summer.

Reports this week also suggested that the Brazil international would be used in a player-plus-cash deal for Barcelona's misfit striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich.

However, Pato has moved to dismiss all speculation regarding his future and has stated he intends to honour his contract with the Rossoneri.

"My sole aim is to be ready for the restart of training with AC Milan on July 20," Pato told TV eband.

"I have a contract with AC Milan until 2014 and I have every intention of respecting it. And in 10 years, I will return to Brazil to end my career at Internacional, the club which belongs to my heart."

Pato, who has been at Milan since 2007, spent only a year in the senior team back in his native country before Milan snapped him up for £18.5 million.

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