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West Ham and Tottenham offered surprise deal for Premier League striker

PatoWest Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern have assembled today to discuss some interesting news, as it appears they’ve been offered the chance to sign a striker.

The Sun claims the Premier League duo have been offered the services of Alexandre Pato, currently at Chelsea, with the Brazilian not expected to sign a permanent deal with the Blues upon the expiration of his loan spell.

Pato arrived at Stamford Bridge in January on-loan from Brazilian giants Corinthians but has struggled to make a lasting impression in the Premier League, although he did score a brace on his debut against Aston Villa last weekend.

With Antonio Conte now confirmed as the next Chelsea manager, and eyeing his own signings, Pato’s signature is up for grabs once again, with a recognisable name trying to push through a deal to another Premier League side.

Pato’s agent Kia Joorabchian is in talks with both West Ham and Spurs about a potential deal, with his name familiar to Hammers fans after masterminding an infamous deal to bring Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to Upton Park in 2006.

The 26-year-old former AC Milan forward sees his contract with Corinthians expire in January 2017, so he’ll be available for a minimal fee over the summer, although his signing may still be considered a risk.

Should West Ham or Spurs take a punt on Pato? Let us know in the comments below!

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