Tottenham and West Hams set to lock horns over signing this Chelsea star

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 10: Alexandre Pato #9 of Brazil celebrates a his goal against the U.S. in the first half of a friendly match at the New Meadowlands on August 10, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

As per The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United have rejected the chance to sign Chelsea hitman Alexandre Pato at the end of the season.

Brazilian moved to London 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 the 26year-old remains determined to stay in the Premier League rather than returning to Corinthians, where his contract isn’t due to expire until January 2017.

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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 it’s believed that 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 head coach Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is said to have ‘no interest’ in signing an under-fire striker.