Alexandre Pato’s agent has refused to rule out the possibility of his client joining Chelsea.
The Blues have recently appointed former Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, fuelling speculation of a raid on his former club.
A move for Brazilian Kaka has already been touted, and denied, while teenage striker Pato is the latest to be linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge.
The 19-year-old has been quick to deny the speculation, suggesting he is happy in Italy, but his representative has indicated that he could move if the money is right.
“Milan must decide what they want to do, we are enthusiastic about Chelsea’s interest for the player, but the final decision is up to them,” Gilmar Veloz said in the The Times.
“Pato has a contract with Milan but, if they meet Chelsea’s asking price, we’re open to a move.
“Right now, however, all I can say is that I cannot guarantee that Pato will remain at Milan. It’s up to the club.”
Milan are reluctant to let him leave, with club owner Silvio Berlusconi responding to the Chelsea speculation by insisting the player will not be allowed to leave.
“Pato would absolutely not be sold, not now, not ever,” he said.