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Chelsea Switch Attention To Brazilian Hitman

Chelsea have made AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato their top January transfer target after Atletico Madrid refused to back down on their valuation of Falcao.

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea are linked with Alexander Pato.

Alexander Pato AC Milan

Chelsea have made AC Milan’s Alexandre Pato their top January target after Atletico Madrid insist on hefty Falcao deal, according to the Metro.

The Europa League holders seem to have put Chelsea off the idea of signing Radamal Falcao after insisting that they have Fernando Torres included in the potential player plus cash deal. It is now rumoured that The Blues have switched their sights to the Brazilian striker who is having a tough time in Italy.

This is not the the first time that Chelsea have been linked with the 23 year old. Since bursting onto the scene at 18, Pato has been rumoured with a move to Chelsea in almost every transfer window, but Milan have always kept their man. However after a string of lengthy spells out of the game due to injury, the Italian club may be tempted to cash in on the youngster.

AC Milan currently face high wage bills; and the recent prison sentencing of the club owner, Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud, means AC Milan is in the midst of what is being called a “revelution.” The club are now trying to do anything to raise funds and as a result, they’re prepared to sell Pato this winter.

A move to Chelsea seems most likely deal due to the London club’s current ‘striker shortage’ and Pato himself has revealed his desire to play for The Blues before. But while the upside with Pato is great, it’s his label of being injury prone that might make the move another gamble for Abramovich.

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The truth is this deal would be another risk for Chelsea, but one that could turn out to be the best signing they make in a year including the introductions of Eden Hazard and Oscar. I’d be willing to take the risk, but are Chelsea?

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  1. gbenga

    November 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Pls bring on pato.

  2. Femi jones

    November 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Wel if falcao’s deal s nt yet to b decided by d owner either to exchange torres 4 falcao, den i tink bringin n pato s a wise option since we ar n need of a very deadly strikers pato s also a gud striker bt nt as deadly as falcao thanks

  3. haj

    November 8, 2012 at 11:33 am

    torres can do the act for us.lets get behind him,he needs our support.

    • Charlerick

      November 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      You can go ahead and stand behind him then when u are through, you can come back to ask Roman for anoda striker. We’ve stood behind torres since he came but he’s not improving! We are chelsea, and we cant allow a single player to draw us back. Torres makes us play with 10 men. We are tired of shouting in every game.

    • Virgill

      November 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      We been behind him for 2 seasons and he is still not gonna be the player he once was,he is finished and is always the weakest link our team,last season he said our players were slow,he got the best trio around him and still excuses,it’s either u got it or u don’t,strikers should be scoring majority of the teams goals yet ours sucks,goalshy too,slow as well,he gotta go same like frank has to go

  4. jude Atupulazi

    November 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Falcao is worth sacrificing Torres for. Chelsea should not make the initial mistake of not signing Falcao when he was with Porto. With Falcao Chelsea will be favourites for UCL glory. It’s clear Torres’s mind is no longer with Chelsea and it will do him a world of good to return to where he started.

  5. Nonso uhulebo noncruz

    November 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Plz is better 2 tink abt d future players nd nt d already made ones.. Yes! pato is gud bt i dn’t tink he’s strong 2 take over d chelsea striking force nd besides dis is an English team.. I really need R.falcao bt athletico insist he’s nt leavin, letz luk over 2 Lwandolski or luandro damiao of brazil 2 continue d striking position with torres, i tink datz d better opinion here datz all…

  6. Granvill

    November 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Plz roman do anything within ur arsenal 2 sign radamel falcoa cuz we really need a deadly strike forse 2 replace our london hero dider drogba & king radamel falcoa fits d bill. Up chelsea untill time indefinite.

  7. Charlerick

    November 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    During each match, we’ll shout and shout yet torres keeps flopping and di Matteo will still foolishly leave him on the pitch to allow opponents mount pressure on us. Why cant di matteo sub torres whenever he’s not playing well? And who says we are not tired of torres? Look at the chances that fell to him last night. Look at how other teams’ fans are watching enjoying their strikers scoring sweet goals… Just look at chicharito, the little kid is scoring great goals even with his short height, he can jump so high to head in crosses. Now who says we are not tired of torres??

  8. Akindele Olatunde

    November 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Big money signin of striker dont normally favour Chelsea in the past so let leave Falcao and buy a striker that worth between £15m to 25.

  9. Chidi Peter

    November 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Yes! We are tired of Torres but he still put in somegood display against the brave Sharkhtar, if he can continue like that i think we shall still see Torres of Old. is Pato better than Torres?No! so, we dont need Pato bring on Leonadro Damiao or Wilfried Bony if we fail with Falcao bid.

  10. bosingwa

    November 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Torres is a total flop.let’s jst admit we’ve done a bad business in torres.let’s look 4ward 2 a beta option s me its falcao.bluesssssssss

  11. Victor

    November 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Damiao is the best answer for chelsea striking problems and he will surely come if the deal is made

  12. Gary

    November 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Pato’s ok but I prefer Neymar

  13. D Voice of Man is da Voice of God

    November 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Torres is what people called Bad market, so let just forget about him, any striker is k, with kind of good mildfieder we have now

  14. Ukpo

    November 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    We are jst tired of Torres let go for another gud striker lyk Neymar or give Sturrage more playing time.

  15. abulo olamilekan

    November 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    i tink jovetic of florentinal can do it 4 blues cos d boy is skillful nd net getta nd young dnt just let us waste money 4 falcao of 27yr old d boy is best 4 us.

  16. zorrowasty

    November 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    smtimes i get too board when i see chls fans trying to entertain failure in the team.why still defend torres after all these years of love, care, trust and support we’ve shown him but to no aveil?as the comptition gets tougher we’ll nid a more sharper, brilliant en tough team to meet the odds en to do d@ we must be ready to make sucrifices of innactive players for a more vibrant players and i thnk swapping torres for falcao will be the best.

  17. Jacobs emma

    November 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Chelsea shld stop wasting money on big strikers bc all d ones we bougt previously hv turned out to be flops.

  18. puff sanga

    November 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Chidi peter what?cammon man torres waz frop of the match,he needs to go period,why cant dimateo jus bench him and play moses as a faulse 9?till jan wen we buy facao?

  19. Zane

    November 9, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Falcao? No. Too old and isn’t marketable at all. Plus his age is not good for the new young Chelsea. Neymar could be the signing we need in my opinion because he’s versatile,marketable and his age is great. Falcao is just a plain old fashioned target man upfront who wouldn’t suit the flair and passing style Chelsea wants to play. Atleast Torres works with the midfielder and come on please don’t be stupid,he had a good game. The guy ran at defenders and took a few shots. In his previous displays he would stall a bit and wait for support so something good might be happening now. Though I do think Pato will also be a good signing because we have alot of Brazilian internationals in the squad for him to link up with. He’s 23,has flair,pace,is clinical infront of goal and he looks rather bulky now a days. Him being injury prone might be a problem though. Please people,don’t be narrow minded.

  20. Cashir

    November 9, 2012 at 3:02 am

    I hove gone tired n fed up watching torres,the bad market al though we the most creative midfield we dont score as we r axpected bcz of torres and rdm why dont dont he put him a bench even a single bame n give chance for shot striker sturrige pls do sth good for the team last week we lost the lead bcz of toress n rdm plz dont repeat such kind of mistakes again

  21. Manny.

    November 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Torres is getting beta with d new playing pattern…, n he will surely get back to his scoring form soon…dnt hate him.

  22. dig

    November 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Neymar is not an a good signing for me .I feel he will get torn apart in in the EPL ,he is weak and tends to fall a lot. But pato would be a good signing he is slick and pacey ..Torres is improving selling Sturriage and having Torres and Pato as alternative Strikers is best we can’t afford another big signing to come and not be able to settle in EG falcao

  23. dig

    November 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Neymar is not an a good signing for me .I feel he will get torn apart in in the EPL ,he is weak and tends to fall a lot. But pato would be a good signing he is slick and bulky ..Torres is improving selling Sturriage and having Torres and Pato as alternative Strikers is best we can’t afford another big signing to come and not be able to settle in EG falcao

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