Chelsea striker, Alexandre Pato has today been linked with a sensational move to Barcelona at the end of the season.

According to the Express, who quote Spanish outlet, Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are thought to be keen on Pato as they try to find a player that can compliment their deadly trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

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Chelsea have agreed on a deal in principle to sign Pato at the end of the season, for around £9.2m, if they are impressed with the player during his time at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian striker is yet to feature for Chelsea, not even from the bench as questions continue to be asked over his signing.

The former AC Milan man had to go under what Guus Hiddink describe as a ‘pre-season’ training regime in order to get up to the level of the Premier League. He was an unused substitute against Stoke in the club’s last Premier League game.