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Arsenal to lock horns with Tottenham for Brazilian signing?

Alexandre PatoTottenham supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are still recovering after their dramatic penalty shoot out victory over Hull City last night in the Capital One Cup.

This is when news emerges about a possible January transfer signing.

Simon Jones from Mail Online arrives in the bar this evening to explain that one of Tottenham’s transfer targets has spoken out about previous interest from White Hart Lane.

Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato, 24, has now confirmed that Spurs tried to sign him during the summer.

Pato told Sportv: “Tottenham had called Corinthians to ask for my transfer. I sat at the table with the club and my agent and I decided I wanted to stay.”

However that doesn’t appear to have put off the Lilywhites with Jones indicating that they would move again for the Brazilian international as Andre Villas-Boas tries to increase competition for places in attack.

Summer signing Roberto Soldado has been leading the line for Spurs in recent weeks but with Emmanuel Adebayor frozen out and talks about Jermain Defoe departing the club still rife, Villas-Boas is certainly on the lookout for a new forward.

Meanwhile, Arsenal also seem to have some interest in the striker as Arsene Wenger seeks a top quality striker in the New Year with recent reports suggesting that the former AC Milan striker could be on his radar.

Pato has already spent six years at the San Siro while he also won 28 caps for Brazil since making his debut back in 2008.

Would the former AC Milan striker be a suitable signing for Spurs or Arsenal this January? Let us know your thoughts below.

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