The headline story on Brazilian news outlet UOL on Sunday morning centres on Tottenham’s potential capture of Alexandre Pato before the transfer window closes on September 1.
Pato, 25, has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the last few weeks of the summer.
Last weekend, the Telegraph linked Pato with an £11m move to either Manchester United or Chelsea, but now it’s Tottenham who are widely listed as the prime suitor for the striker.
Pato is currently on loan at Sao Paulo from Corinthians, however news spilled out over the weekend that the player’s representative Giuliano Bertolucci has flown to London to complete a deal with Mauricio Pochettino’s side before the end of the transfer window.
Moreover, Pato’s agent Gilmar Veloz has confirmed that there’s an offer on the table for the Brazilian club, which was denied by president Roberto de Andrade.
On Saturday, Pato featured as Sao Paulo beat Ponte Preta 3-0, and after the game the striker was non-committal about his future. He said:
I do not know, I have today, tomorrow we’ll see what happens. We’ll see on Monday. I have to see.
The manager will come here I will talk to him. And I have to sit, I have to study. I want to stay (at Sao Paulo), but it’s not up to me.
Sao Paulo coach Juan Carlos Osorio also hinted at Pato’s potential move to London, saying:
If he goes it’s going to be a shame… Alexandre is, in my opinion, the best striker of the Brazilian soccer in Brazil. I think this is impossible that he won’t receive offers. On the contrary, I think it’s hard to understand that he’s still playing Brazilian football.