Forward Pato set for Corinthians return

Rio de Janeiro, July 2 (IANS) Corinthians have announced that forward Alexandre Pato will return to the Brazilian football club after ending a six-month loan to Chelsea.

The 26-year-old striker made just two appearances for the London club, scoring on his debut in a 4-0 English Premier League victory over Aston Villa in April, reports Xinhua.

“He is contracted to Corinthians until December. On Tuesday he’ll join up with the other players and start training,” Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade told a news conference on Friday

“There aren’t going to be any more loans, only a definitive move. An offer could come along but until now we haven’t had a proposal.”

Pato has not played for Corinthians since December 2013, having joined the club from AC Milan 11 months earlier in a deal worth 15 million euros.

The Brazil international was then loaned out to Sao Paulo, where he netted 38 times in two seasons before joining Chelsea.



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