Corinthians sign Alexandre Pato

It was announced this morning that Brazilian side and new World Club Champions Corinthians have completed the signing for Brazilian International Alexandre Pato

The strike, also known as the 'duck' joins from Serie A side AC Milan, where has played for the club for the past 6 years.

He has been linked for a return to his native homeland for the past few months due to chronic injuries over the past few years and lack of consistent form for the Rossenari.

The reported transfer is around £13 million, which is a huge deficit on the offer from PSG last January of a whopping £35 million which was rejected by owner Silvio Berlusconi.

At 23, Pato is still very young, and could one day grace the turf of European football once again, until this time, a move to Corinthians is a decent move for the pacey forward to gain some much needed form and fitness to continue his career at the highest level.

AC Milan will now turn their attentions to Shanghai Shenhua striker Didier Drogba and AS Roma forward Pablo Osvaldo, as a move for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli appears to have cooled.