Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/19/12
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed receiving a bid from an unnamed club for striker Alexandre Pato, as Robinho edges towards a January return to Brazil. Reports in Brazil and Italy have linked Pato with a possible move to recent Club World Cup winners Corinthians in the transfer window, with fellow Campeonato Brasileiro side Santos publicly declaring their willingness to bring Robinho back to his boyhood club. Galliani is eager to retain the latter but admits persuading the forward to stay in Italy will be a tall order. He told the Corriere dello Sport: "Milan have received an offer for Pato. "Meanwhile, I am doing everything in my power to keep Robinho, I don't know if I will succeed, but I will use all my powers of persuasion. "Robinho is happy here. He has a good relationship with the coach and the team, but he has a wife and children who are back on the beaches of Santos right now. "I hope to convince him to stay here. He hasn't asked vehemently to leav...
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