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Alexandre Pato Transfer: 5 Clubs Who Need the AC Milan Man

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterDecember 29, 2011

Alexandre Pato Transfer: 5 Clubs Who Need the AC Milan Man

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    So, Alexandre Pato is unsettled at AC Milan apparently. And apparently, he's set for a transfer. Or not.

    Is the January transfer window almost here or what?

    The answer is almost yes, of course. In a couple more days, teams across the world will scramble to buy and sell players when the world football transfer window swings open.

    Like we said, Alexandre Pato, the AC Milan striker, might be on the move. Or he might not.

    Here are five potential destinations for the 22-year-old Brazilian.

Paris Saint-Germain

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    PSG, as everyone knows, have a ton of money. They also seem hell bent on spending it.

    With new manager Carlo Ancelotti in place, PSG figure to be busy in January. Pato might be one of their targets, and if so, he's open to it.

    Too bad his club's vice-president isn't.

Manchester City

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    Need is a relative term. With all their money and players, Manchester City don't really need anyone or anything.

    But they want Pato, reportedly.

    And what Manchester City want, they usually get.

Chelsea

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    Chelsea were reportedly interested in Pato back in the summer, but a deal never materialized.

    Now, though, it could be a different story. It's clear that first-year manager Andre Villas-Boas wants to overhaul his squad, and at least one striker is set to leave in January.

    Could Pato be the one to replace Anelka? Some media outlets seem to think so.

Arsenal

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    Even if Thierry Henry does indeed join Arsenal on loan next month, the Gunners still need more attacking options. Right now, it's Robin van Persie and Pray For A Miracle.

    RvP is admittedly in pretty stout form, but Arsenal need more options in case he gets injured. One option might be FC Köln's Lukas Podolski. Could Pato be another?

    Maybe so. Pato already looks good in red and white.

Liverpool

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    Speaking of red and white, there's always Liverpool.

    Let's be clear, though: The Reds haven't been linked with Pato. At all.

    We're just saying they could use him. Luis Suarez is banned until the end of the decade, and Andy Carroll is just plain out of sorts.

    So why not Pato?

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