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Thu Apr 24 18:36:07 SAST 2014

Pato remains loyal to Milan

TEAMtalk Media | 27 June, 2012 11:270 Comments
Paris Saint-Germain FC v AC Milan - Dubai Challenge Cup
Alexandre Pato of AC Milan celebrates scoring the first goal during the Dubai Challenge Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan at Al-Rashid Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Image by: Claudio Villa / Getty Images

Alexandre Pato has ruled out leaving AC Milan before his contract expires in two years' time, but admitted he could move on afterwards.

The Brazil international has impressed since his arrival from Internacional in August 2007, although persistent injuries have halted his progress somewhat over the last three seasons.

Paris St Germain were heavily linked with a move for Pato in January after the French club's coach Carlo Ancelotti expressed his desire to work with the 22-year-old striker again following their time together at the San Siro.

However, the Samba star insists he will remain loyal to the Rossoneri and is determined to see out his current deal before deciding on his next destination.

"My priority is to finish my contract in Milan," Pato told Press Association Sport. "I have a lot to thank them for and my focus is to continue doing what I do, to bring joy to the fans in Milan and continue my contract until 2014, and then afterwards, who knows?"

Pato could be tempted by a switch to the Premier League in the future after admitting he has "a real taste" to play in England, where the Olympic Games will be staged in the country's capital next month.

"I love English football," said the South American, who is set to feature for the Selecao in the Olympics. "I have friends who play for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.

"At the moment I have a real taste for playing in the UK, being in London with one month to go before the Olympics."

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