The 26-year-old Brazilian is currently plying his trade with Sao Paulo, but is actually owned by fellow top tier outfit Corinthians.
And despite impressing in recent times, his parent club are known to be eager to sell him on in January, with a fee of £18.6m having been placed on his head.
Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for his signature in recent times, while United were aligned with a surprise late summer raid for him.
And Pato has fuelled talk of a transfer in January by claiming that he’s ready to move back across the Atlantic Ocean when his time at Sao Paulo comes to an inevitable end:
“Next year I won’t be playing at Sao Paulo, everybody knows that”, he told Radio Globo by Soccer News (via talkSPORT).
“I hope England or Spain.
“I do not know if I can stay with Corinthians. I just try to do as well as possible. In football nothing is certain, so it’s no problem to return to Corinthians.
“I am a professional.”
Pato was once one of the most feared forwards on the planet, but a series of injuries decimated his career with AC Milan, whom he joined as a teenager.
He has, however, shown signs of recovery since being back in Brazil.