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Wednesday June 11 2014
Napoli for Pato? "We'll see"

There are extraordinary reports that Napoli are targeting ex-Milan striker Alexandre Pato. “We’ll see what happens.”

The Brazilian forward first arrived at San Siro aged 17 in 2008 and returned to his homeland for Corinthians in 2013.

He is currently on loan at Sao Paulo and reportedly eyeing a Serie A comeback.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb and La Gazzetta del Sud, Pato had already been on Napoli’s radar in January.

With the Champions League play-offs coming up, the Partenopei want a forward with star power who can either partner Gonzalo Higuain or replace him when needs be.

The Duck fuelled rumours of a return to Italy by taking his vacation in Sicily this week.

“Italy is marvellous and still remains in my heart,” he told La Gazzetta del Sud.

“A return? We’ll see what happens.”

Other clubs potentially interested in Pato include Juventus and Roma, as his wages are relatively low at just €2m per season.

He won’t turn 25 until September, but his career has been plagued by muscular problems.

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