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  • A Yahoo! User Jun 10, 2009 02:30 Flag

    Pato wants Ancelotti Talks

    I hope that c()nt Ancelotti tells him to stay put. Pato has the potential to become a Milan great and go on to win big things with us!!

    Milan striker Alexandre Pato plans to hold talks with former boss and new Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti before deciding on his future.

    The 19-year-old Brazilian, whose compatriot Kaka sealed a move from Milan to Real Madrid, has been a constant goal threat since joining from Internacional in 2007.

    Milan sold playmaker Kaka to help boost their bank balance and insist Pato is staying but speculation has been rife that former San Siro boss Ancelotti wants to take him to London.

    "I will talk with Ancelotti. He is an extraordinary man. It is thanks to Ancelotti that I managed to come through at Milan and in Italian football," Pato told Gazzetta dello Sport.

    "Before deciding my future I want to talk with him. At the end of June, after the Confederations Cup in South Africa, I will talk with the Milan directors."

    The loss of former world player of the year Kaka after six years has led to supporter protests and any further high profile departures could rock the Rossoneri, whose ageing side stuttered since winning the Champions League in 2007.

    New novice coach Leonardo, who started taking an advanced coaching badge on Monday, faces a tough baptism in the job.

    Media reports have linked Milan with the quick purchase of Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko to try to quell the unrest caused by the Kaka sale.