Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato training with Brazil. [Reuters] Reuters

Corinthians have confirmed that they will consider selling Tottenham target Alexandre Pato in the January transfer window.

Spurs were believed to have offered around £18m for the former AC Milan forward who revealed that he was the one who turned down the opportunity to move to White Hart Lane.

"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," revealed Pato last week.

However, the Metro reports that he has now fallen out with the coaching staff at Corinthians and the Brazilian club may well be prepared to listen to offers in January.

Pato was described as a 'spoilt child' by Corinthians boss Tite and now the club director Roberto de Andrade has suggested that they could sell the striker in the new year.

"We know there is interest in Pato and we don't rule out selling him in the winter transfer market," stated De Andrade.

Tottenham may well be one of the club's interested as they continue to struggle in front of goal. They have scored just nine goals in 10 Premier League games this season but still find themselves in the top four.

Spurs were held to a 0-0 draw with Everton at Goodison Park earlier today as manager Andre Villas-Boas once again saw his side fail to register.

With Emmanuel Adebayor looking increasingly likely to leave the club in January, and with rumours over the future of Jermain Defoe, Villas-Boas may well decide to strengthen his forward options in the next transfer window.

Pato has plenty of experience of playing at the very highest level having won the Serie A title with AC Milan and consistently represented the Italian club in the Champions League.

He scored 51 league goals during his time at the San Siro and has 10 goals in 27 games for Brazil.

With Tottenham desperate to finish in the top four this season they may well feel that another forward option is needed come January.