Spurs and West Ham snub chance to sign Chelsea hit man in surprise deal

According to reports from The TelegraphTottenham Hotspur and West Ham have rejected the chance to sign Chelsea striker Alexandre Pato at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge on loan from Corinthians during the January transfer window but only registered his first appearance and goal for the west London outfit in a 4-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend.

A permanent deal at the end of the season seems incredibly unlikely, with Chelsea welcoming a new manager in Antonio Conte and Pato spending the first three months of his loan spell struggling to gain fitness.

But The Sun revealed yesterday that Brazil international remains determined to stay in the Premier League rather than returning to Corinthians, where his contract isn’t due to expire until January 2017.

Agent Kia Joorabchian is believed to have held talks with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham regarding a potential move that would have not only kept the striker in the Premier League but also the English capital.

But according to The Telegraph, both clubs have turned Pato down. West Ham are already targeting a number of strikers for the summer transfer window – including Michy Batshuayi, Alexandre Lacazette, Christian Benteke and Wilfried Bony.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is said to have ‘no interest’ in signing the former AC Milan star.