Chelsea have decided not to sign Alexandre Pato on a permanent basis as his loan move is set to come to an end, according to Goal
Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has earmarked the Blues' attacking options as an area that needs heavy improvement this summer but Pato is not viewed as a means to that end.
Instead, Chelsea have been linked with Juventus forward Alvaro Morata as his situation with Real Madrid has yet to be resolved as they retain a €30m buyback clause they are widely expected to trigger when it comes into effect next month before selling him to the highest bidder.
Pato's agent, Kia Joorabchian, admitted that his client was hoping to stay in London, in April.
“He wanted to come to Chelsea, that was his first choice,” Joorabchian told Goal. “He loves the Premier League and wants to stay here if Chelsea want to keep him.
“I think a lot of things will change between now and the end of the season. He was very successful in his first Premier League match and he needs to continue to impress.”