Internacional striker Alexandre Pato insists he hasn't discarded the prospect of joining Chelsea in January.

Pato, 17, will move to Europe when the winter market opens and has offers from Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

On local radio yesterday, Pato denied claims from his agent, Gilmar Veloz, that he preferred to join Real Madrid over AC Milan: "Any of those two are good."

Asked if that meant Chelsea were no longer in the frame, Pato told Radio Gaucho that he had not ruled out the Premiership giants.