Alexandre Pato
Brazil's Pato celebrates after he scored his team's goal against Ecuador during the first round of the Copa America soccer tournament in Cordoba. Reuters

English Premier League heavyweights, Arsenal, are being linked to Italian Serie A club AC Milan's Brazilian targetman, Alexandre Pato. Pato, who could make the move to London in January, is believed to be looking to move on from the San Siro.

If the rumors are true, the Gunners could be willing to break the club's transfer fee record and present a bid of £35 million to the Italian club, for the services of the Brazilian.The Gunners are, reportedly, on the lookout for attacking options to support the club's current striker, Dutchman Robin van Persie. Injury concerns are another reason why depending on just one striker may not be a good idea.

Although Arsenal do have a number of strikers on their books, Morocan Marouane Chamakh has not yet got a foothold on the Premiership way of life and it is still early days for Korean Park Chu-Young. Dane Nicklas Bendtner and Mexican Carlos Vela are already out on loans.

Pato is apparently no longer a first-choice player under AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri and is looking to move to a club where he will be better valued.

Interestingly, AC Milan themselves are in need of cash and may look to let some of the club's bigger names leave, in order to be able to afford other players, according to a Caughtoffside report.

Alexandre Pato has made 105 appearances for Milan so far and has managed to find the back of the net 50 times.