Corinthians are urging European clubs to get serious about Alexandre Pato. The Brazil striker is up for sale and been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham in recent days.

But Corinthians director Roberto de Andrade told Globo: "We can negotiate for him, as with all players. But to have negotiations, there must be clubs that are interested in recruiting him and Pato has so far not asked to leave.

"When we signed Pato it was because it was an opportunity. He is still very young and we do not regret it."

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