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The Brazilian giants revealed that the Argentine forward is a player that they are eager to sign, but acknowledged that there is a lot of work to do yet to finalise a transfer

Corinthians director Edu Gaspar has admitted that the club are looking to sign Lanus striker Mariano Pavone.

The Argentine striker, 30, impressed the Brazilian side with his Copa Libertadores performances against Vasco de Gama in this year's round of 16, although his team were eliminated after a penalty shoot-out defeat, which allowed Vasco to set-up a clash against Corinthians in the quarter-finals.

"Pavone really is a player who we are interested in bringing in," Gaspar said.

"He is on our shortlist, but there is still a lot to be done in order for him to sign with us" Gaspar added.

Corinthians have struggled to lure Europe-based players to the club over the past months, including Maxi Lopez and Alan Kardec, forcing the side to turn their interest to footballers currently plying their trade in South America.

Pavone previously featured for Estudiantes, Betis and River Plate. He received his only cap with the Argentina national team in April 2007 against Chile.