AC Milan are ready to offer Alexandre Pato to Manchester City to convince them to part with Mario Balotelli. Milan know City won't be tempted by any type of cash offer for Balotelli, but could be persuaded by including Pato in their offer, says Gazzetta dello Sport.

Mino Raiola, Balotelli's agent, who brokered the City deal last summer, also has links with Pato, meaning an agreement would not be hard to reach should interest grow.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti will also be keen should Pato become available.

Indeed, it's mooted if Roberto Mancini didn't see Pato as a necessity, Milan would offer him to Chelsea, raise €30million, and then head back to Manchester to make a fresh bid for Balotelli.

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