Pato: Villarreal in talks over swoop for Brazilian

The LaLiga outfit are working to strengthen their striking options by taking the 26-year-old forward to El Madrigal this summer
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Pato: Villarreal in talks over swoop for Brazilian
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LaLiga side Villarreal are understood to be in talks with Corinthians over a move for Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato.

Pato fits the bill

Negotiations are believed to have begun a few weeks ago as the Submarino Amarillo seek to bolster their attack with the 26-year-old former AC Milan man, who had a disappointing loan spell at Chelsea last season.

Pato is said to fit boss Marcelino García Toral's desired profile of a mobile, pacey striker with goal-scoring ability and experience of European football.

Pato scored once in just two appearances for Chelsea.

Chance to revive star's fortunes

Like the signing of Roberto Soldado from Tottenham Hotspur in summer 2015, a swoop for Pato is viewed as an opportunity to snap up a big-name player and get him back to his best at El Madrigal.