Serie A - Pato denies reports of PSG deal

Thu, 12 Jan 15:52:00 2012

Alexandre Pato has dismissed reports that he has agreed a 35 million euro move from AC Milan to Paris Saint-Germain.

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AFP cited sources from the French club and owners QSI when claiming that the two sides had reached an agreement after PSG made a fresh offer on Wednesday.

It was reported the Ligue 1 leaders were set to pay 28m euros up front, with another 7m euros to come in the form of future payments, and that Pato, 22, had agreed an annual salary of up to 7m euros.

In a press conference to unveil new signing Maxwell on Thursday, PSG's technical director Leonardo said: "Things are moving. There are opportunities, but there is no agreement. Let's see, we have time, there will be no [news] tomorrow, that's for sure."

However, Pato quickly released a statement on Milan's official website to underline that he has no intention of leaving the club.

"I am staying at Milan," he said. "Milan is my home. I didn't want to interrupt my career in Rossonero after having won my first two trophies with this shirt.

"I want to contribute to the writing of Milan's history and the future success of this club... in perfect harmony with everything."

The striker has scored 51 goals in 111 Serie A games for the Rossoneri and if he does move to Paris will link up once again with former Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti.


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