Pato plans Milan stay
Pirlo also set to shun Chelsea interest
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: June 25, 2009 11:40am
Pato: Happy at Milan
Alexandre Pato has stressed that he is happy at AC Milan and will not be leaving the club this summer.
The Brazilian has been linked with a deal as he wants to help Milan become European champions again. move away from the San Siro and Chelsea were understood to be interested in securing his services.
Former Rossoneri boss Carlo Ancelotti is now in charge at Stamford Bridge and reports suggested he would try to sign Pato.
However, the 19-year-old maintains that he is committed to his honouring his contract with Milan, which expires in 2012.
Pato would even like to stay beyond the end of his current
He told Studio Sport: "Pato will be at Milan always. I am part of Milan and the club decides on my life.
"I am happy at Milan and I am here to work for Milan.
"The past year and a half for me has been very great, I want to help Milan win the Champions League."
The future of Andrea Pirlo has also been the subject of intense speculation, with Chelsea again rumoured to be monitoring his situation.
But the midfielder's agent has insisted that at present he has no plans to depart Milan.
Tullio Tinti explained: "There is a contract and we respect them. We are not worried that Berlusconi told Andrea he could be sold.
"He's currently a Milan player and he wants to remain so."