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Italian reports claim Milan will sell Alexandre Pato and then use the cash for Steven Gerrard and Javier Pastore.

Fantasy football market headlines are making the rounds in Italy as Milannews.it claims Milan will sell Alexandre Pato to Manchester City and then use the money to make audacious bids for Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, and Palermo ace Javier Pastore.

Pato was linked with Real Madrid and Chelsea in the summer as reports claimed he would reunite with former Rossoneri coach Carlo Ancelotti.

However, City's reputation for spending big has led to widespread belief that they will parade Pato in front of their fans next season.

A €65 million bid would be enough to convince Milan to sell. And with that healthy sum, they will invest in Gerrard and Pastore.

The rumours from Italy though appear more illusion than reality. Milan have always maintained Pato is not for sale at any price.

Gerrard on the other hand has promised allegiance to Liverpool and is a legend at Anfield.

Pastore meanwhile has plenty to prove at Palermo, who have already declared they rejected several bids from Real Madrid, suggesting they are in no mood to sell.

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