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Milan tell Chelsea that Pato is not for sale

AC Milan have again told Chelsea that they are unwilling to sell their Brazilian striker Pato. A number of English back pages are reporting that the Blues are set to make a €60m bid to bring the 19-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

But Milan chief-executive Adriano Galliani has made it clear that Chelsea would be wasting their time making an offer for Pato as the player is not for sale: "We previously received a superior offer to this one (€60 million) and we already said no to that, so the answer would be no."

The Serie A side are desperate to hold onto the talented teenager who is seen by many as the natural successor to the recently departed Kaka. However, with Carlo Ancelotti, the man who originally brought Pato to Milan, now in charge at Chelsea, a deal may still be possible.

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