AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato is being tracked by Barcelona. AS says Barca sports chief Andoni Zubizarreta has posted scouts to Milan to track Pato in training and match action.

Barca's prime target is Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, but if a deal cannot be done, they will turn to strengthening coach Pep Guardiola's attack.

Pato is a player Guardiola feels would fit smoothly into his playing system.

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