Pato staying with Milan
Alexandre Pato has pledged his future to AC Milan just weeks after being linked with Chelsea.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 16/06/09 10:27am
Alexandre Pato has pledged his future to AC Milan just weeks after it looked possible that he could be joining former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea.
The 19-year-old shocked Rossoneri officials when he stated last week that he would talk with Ancelotti before deciding whether to stay at San Siro next season.
With Milan determined not to lose another one of their stars, following Kaka's move to Real Madrid, it seems that Pato has been persuaded to stick it out in Serie A.
The Brazil international insists that he will now respect his contract and try and help Milan win some long awaited silverware.
"I am happy to stay at Milan," he said after he had come off the bench to help Brazil to a 4-3 win over Egypt in the Confederations Cup in South Africa on Monday.
"I do not care what they say and I have a contract with Milan that I will respect.
"I want to win everything with Milan."