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The French capital club have reportedly not given up on signing the Brazilian and have had their first offer for the striker rejected by the Serie A holders

AC Milan have rebuffed a bid in excess of €28 million from Paris Saint-Germain for Alexandre Pato, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The ambitious French club have been linked with Pato ever since Carlo Ancelotti took charge of the team, as the 52-year-old worked with the Brazilian striker during his time at San Siro.

Ancelotti stated last week that he had no interest in Pato as Milan were uninterested in selling the player, who has been out of favour at the club this season.

However, fresh reports claim that PSG have now made an initial offer for Pato. French source RMC initially claimed that the Paris side had made an official offer of €22m, but the latest report from Italy insists that the Ligue 1 giants are willing to pay close to €30m for the Brazil international.

Nevertheless, Milan are holding out for a fee in the region of €45m for the forward, and an agreement between both clubs still seems far away.

Despite Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri repeatedly saying that Pato will not leave the club, speculation about an icy relationship between the two has been rife, after the Brazil international reportedly ignored the 44-year-old trainer during Sunday's 2-0 win over Atalanta in Serie A.

The former Internacional star, who moved to Milan in 2007, has scored three goals in 13 competitive appearances this season.

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