The Gazzetta dello Sport is today claiming that Paris Saint-Germain have made Milan an offer for Alexandre Pato.
Milan recently insisted that the Brazilian would be remaining at the club despite speculation that all is not well in his relationship with boss Massimiliano Allegri.
The Italian champions have also previously claimed that they’ve not been contacted by Paris SG for the attacker.
However, the Gazzetta is suggesting that PSG, now bossed by former Milan tactician Carlo Ancelotti, have tabled a €28m bid for the youngster.
That fee is said to be considered as too low by the San Siro giants who value the 22-year-old at around €40m.
Milan, it is claimed, may be tempted to sell if a decent offer arrived in order to then use that cash to sign Carlos Tevez.
They’ve agreed personal terms with the Argentine striker, but Manchester City have so far refused to hand over the player on a loan with a right to buy option.
Nevertheless, not everyone agrees with the potential decision to sacrifice Pato for Tevez.
“If I had a choice between Tevez and Pato then I would go for the Brazilian,” former Brescia boss Mario Beretta commented.
“Pato is still young and he has margins for improvement.
“There are a few problems in his strike partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but I think it could be a psychological one which can be resolved.”
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