Galliani: Alexandre Pato will stay at Milan

The Brazilian's future has been the source of much speculation recently, but the Rossoneri CEO is keen to stress that the striker will remain with the club
Alexandre Pato will be staying at AC Milan this summer, the club's CEO Adriano Galliani has been quoted as saying.

There has been increasing speculation regarding the future of the 22-year-old striker of late, with Corinthians and Paris Saint-Germain both credited with an interest in the Brazilian. However, Galliani insists that Pato is going nowhere, and will continue his rehabilitation from a string of muscles injuries with the Rossoneri before returning to wear the red and black shirt.

"Pato will stay at Milan," Galliani told Brazilian media outlet Lancenet. "He will leave neither on a permanent deal, nor on loan. He will recuperate from his injury here with us."

The news comes on the day L'Equipe reported that PSG will turn their attention towards Samuel Eto'o in their bid to sign a top-class striker. The French outfit had originally intimated that they would again look to sign Pato, who turned down a €35 million switch in January.

Galliani's comments also come as a blow to Corinthians, who had reportedly set their sights on a loan move for the injury-plagued front man.

Pato arrived at Milan in 2007 in a €22m switch from Internacional and has hit 61 goals in 143 appearances for the Rossoneri, winning one Serie A title in that time.

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