Corinthians are lining up a sensational move for AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato. The Brazil international has struggled for form and fitness over the last 18 months in Europe and Corinthians chiefs want to take him on-loan for next season.

The Brazilians feel they can help both Pato and Milan by offering the young forward guaranteed first team action while he lives among family and friends.

Corinthians chief Edu Gaspar revealed: "We'll wait for him to finish playing in Italy (this season) to evaluate and act. Pato interests us."