Chelsea transfer target Pato in talks with Sporting Lisbon

Sporting Lisbon is in talks with Corinthians for signing Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato, despite reports of contract agreement with Chelsea.

According to the report by A Bola, the Portuguese side are interested in signing the 26-year old on a loan deal.
But Corinthians are looking to sell him outright after the player has fallen out with the Brazilian club last season.

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At the same time, the former AC Milan player has reported to have agreed terms with the Premier League Chelsea for a loan deal for the rest of the season for an option to extend it based on his performance.

Chelsea are struggling in the attacking department with consistent injuries to Remy and Falcao which left them with Diego Costa as the only senior forward in the squad.

Meanwhile, Diego Costa’s form has taken a steep decline this season after the Spanish international managed just 8 goals all season.

The Stamford Bridge side are also looking at potential reinforcements in their attacking department are linked with a transfer move for Shakthar’s £30m rated attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira and West Brom outcast Said Berahinho .

But latest reports also suggest that Liverpool have also entered into talks with the Ukrainian outfit for signature of Teixeira and are willing to match outclass the bid tabled by Chelsea.

While Chelsea centre-back Papy Djilobodji has completed a loan switch to Werder Bremen until the end of the season.

The 27 year old was signed from Ligue 1 outfit Nantes in September 2015 and played only 59 seconds of first-team football for Stamford Bridge outfit.