Alexandre Pato “is happy at Milan,” insisted his agent after a meeting with Vice-President Adriano Galliani.
The striker had warned he wanted more playing time and would talk to his representative, who arrived in Italy for discussions.
According to the latest reports emerging from the Italian media, today’s meeting between Gilmar Veloz and Galliani went well, setting aside any suggestions of a January transfer.
The most likely option had been a loan spell back in Brazil with Corinthians, while Chelsea and Manchester City are also said to be interested in The Duck.
“Pato is doing well in Europe, he doesn't need to return to Brazil,” Veloz told O Tempo.
“He has 18 months left on his contract; it's unthinkable that an expensive player like him would be loaned out.
When there is something concrete, we can talk. But right now, he is happy at Milan.”
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