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Barcelona target AC Milan striker Pato & Villarreal's Nilmar as potential summer signings - report

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Barcelona have been linked with a move for either AC Milan's Alexandre Pato or Villarreal's Nilmar, according to a report in AS.

Coach Pep Guardiola and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta were thought to be considering the option of adding another world-class striker to the Camp Nou collection and it is believed that they have pin-pointed the two Brazilians.

The Blaugrana will now closely monitor both players until the summer, however a deal for either the Rossoneri or Yellow Submarine hitmen would be put on hold if Cesc Fabregas' situation changes at Arsenal.

Pato has been shunned out of his central role at Milan since the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as the two have struggled to create goal scoring chances when playing together in a front three.

Nilmar, on the other hand, has simply been overshadowed by a sublime season from Giuseppe Rossi at Villarreal and he has also been hampered by a bout of injuries.

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