Internacional striker Alexandre Pato is set to make a decision about his future within the next week.

The highly-rated Brazilian has said that he will inform his agent Gilmar Veloz which European club he wishes to join.

The 17-year-old – nicknamed Alex the Duck – has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Milan with Veloz having met with officials from Real Madrid in the last few days.

“My agent will be the first person to know what I have decided and I will tell him that in a week,” Pato told Lance Press.

Veloz told Radio Gaucha: “For the moment the only thing that I can say is that Pato has already dismissed some of the teams that have sent him proposals. He told me that after speaking with his parents he will decide which team he will play for and that decision will come from what is best for his family and for his career.

“The president of Internacional, Vitorio Piffero knows which teams are interested in Pato, everything is being handled officially.

“We know that Milan sent people to Canada to watch Pato in action in the Under 20 World Cup but that doesn’t mean that he will sign for them.”