Pato agrees a three-year deal in principle with Chelsea….

Pato (centre) is challenged by Chelsea's John Terry (right) and Ashley Cole while with AC Milan in 2009

Chelsea are discussing a £7million transfer fee with Corinthians for Alexandre Pato. The Brazil striker who once played for AC Milan is willing to take a pay cut and has agreed a three-year deal in principle. Pato’s representatives are continuing to talk to Chelsea and Corinthians in a bid to resolve his future, with both clubs yet to reach an agreement as discussions continue. Corinthians had wanted around £12m for the 26-year-old who will still need to gain a work permit. Known as ‘The Duck,’ Pato’s arrival could signal the departure of Loic Remy as Chelsea have interest from Spartak Moscow in the Frenchman.

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