Alexandre Pato‘s time with Chelsea hasn’t exactly gone according to plan.
The on-loan Corinthians striker may have broken through on the scoresheet for the Blues last weekend in the team’s 4-0 win against Aston Villa, but he doesn’t believe that a single goal will be enough to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this season.
While Pato is desperate to remain in England, the Telegraph has reported that West Ham United has rejected the opportunity to acquire the 26-year-old.
The report states that Pato’s agents have reached out to the Hammers, as well as Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham, who has also declined interest in him.
Instead, the Telegraph says that West Ham has a list of attackers that they are openly pursuing, including Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi, Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon and veteran Premier League striker Wilfried Bony.
Since joining Chelsea in late-January, Pato has made one appearance for the defending Premier League champions, which came against Villa.
With West Ham surging this season with the likes of Dimitri Payet leading the charge, the sixth place side doesn’t seem to have much of a need for Pato, who has been widely inconsistent since his days with AC Milan.