Corinthians open to deal for Spurs target Pato

Rio de Janeiro: Corinthians have revealed they could be prepared to sell Brazil striker Alexandre Pato during the January transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing the 24-year-old, who has been labelled "a spoilt child" by Corinthians coach Tite.

"We know there is interest in Pato and we don`t rule out selling him in the winter transfer market," Corinthians director Roberto de Andrade is quoted as saying by football news site Sambafoot.

Pato has scored just eight goals from 24 Campeonato Brasileiro matches since his 15 million-euro move from AC Milan in January.

He has been roundly booed by supporters since missing a penalty that led to the club`s elimination from the Copa do Brasil last month.

Last week Pato told a Brazilian TV station that Spurs had made an official bid for him during the last European summer transfer period.