AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato has stated that he would be open to a move to the Premier League in the future.
The Brazilian, who is part of the country's team for the Olympics, insisted that he is committed to the Italian club but also said that would love to play in England one day.
"I love English football. I have friends who play for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. At the moment I have a real taste for playing in the UK, being in London with one month to go before the Olympics," The Sun quoted the 22-year-old as saying
"My priority is to finish my contract in Milan. I have a lot to thank them for and my focus is to continue doing what I do, to bring joy to the fans in Milan and continue my contract until 2014 - and then afterwards, who knows?" the striker pointed out.
Pato said that he hopes to win a gold medal at London 2012, after winning bronze in Beijing four years ago. Brazil are set to face Great Britain in a pre-Olympics friendly at the Riverside Stadium on July 20.
"I hope I will only meet them in the friendly because in the Olympics they will be a very difficult side to beat, especially at home. I think Great Britain will be going for the title," Pato added.
Meanwhile, the agent of Pato's Milan teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Manchester City's Mario Balotelli has revealed that the pair will remain with their current clubs this summer.
Ibrahimovic is reportedly a target for Serie A champions Juventus, while Balotelli has repeatedly been linked with a return to Italy following his disciplinary troubles in England. However, their agent Mino Raiola confirmed that neither player will be moving in this transfer window.
"Ibrahimovic will stay at AC Milan as much as Balotelli at Manchester City. Is it true that Juventus want him [Ibrahimovic]? I am not the Juventus owner and I can't deny an opinion that is not mine. I don't know. It is a question you have to put to Agnelli and Marotta," Sky Sports quoted Raiola as saying.
Raiola is also convinced that another client, Marek Hamsik, is certain to stay at Napoli despite interest from several European giants. "Hamsik remains at Napoli? Absolutely, yes," he said.