Hiddink ends Chelsea’s pursuit of Alexandre Pato

Chelsea’s interim coach Guss Hiddink has reportedly asked the club to end their pursuit of Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato.

The Dutch boss believes that the former AC Milan player is not good enough to play for Chelsea, despite the rumors of player reaching a verbal agreement with the club.

The 26 year old player is currently contracted to Corinthians and his agents have reportedly offered his service to a number of clubs in the winter.

Pato could have been available for a cut price £7m, but Hiddink has now blocked any move from Chelsea for the player.

The doubts on the fitness of Pato could be a reason for this as the Blues doesn’t want to add another player who can’t stay fit for weeks after experiencing a similar fate with Monaco loanee Radamel Falcao.

The agents of the Brazilian international are also claiming of an interest from Liverpool, but the Reds so far has rejected any such approach.

Meanwhile, both Chelsea and Liverpool are engaged in a bid-war for the signing of Shakthar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira.

According to the latest reports on the transfer saga, the Ukranian outfit has rejected bid around £30m and asked the Premier League suitors to increase their transfer bid for the player.