Milan to offer Pato new deal
AC Milan plan to hand Alexandre Pato a new deal after rejecting a "monster offer" from an English club.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 25/06/09 4:31pm
AC Milan plan to tie down Alexandre Pato on a new contract after rejecting a 'monster offer' from an English club.
The Brazilian's future at San Siro has been the subject of conjecture this summer, with Chelsea mooted as an interested party in his services.
Pato, though, recently confirmed his commitment to Italian giants Milan, quelling reports of a switch away from Serie A.
General manager Adriano Galliani now intends to reward the gifted youngster with an extension to his current deal.
"Pato will get a contract extension," Galliani told the club's official website. "I am absolutely delighted by Pato's comments.
"We have always spoken to Pato and the comments that arrive from other continents usually are mistaken. There were no doubts and there are no doubts regarding his future.
"The only offer that has arrived to our club was a monster offer from England for Alexandre Pato.
"I continue to believe that there isn't a player in the world that is as strong as him of his age.
"In any case, no one should worry because he is under contract through June 2012."