Pato unperturbed by potential Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic departures

Mark Doyle
Pato unperturbed by potential Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic departures

Alexandre Pato has reacted philosophically to the prospect of AC Milan losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain, while at the same time hinting that he could leave San Siro himself when his contract expires in 2014.

The Rossoneri have accepted a 60 million euro offer for Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic, but Pato feels that Milan is still one of the teams to beat in the race for the Serie A title, even without the two star players.

"Everyone is the master of their own destiny," the forward told the La Gazzetta dello Sport. "[Milan is] still one of the favorites for the league title, along with Juventus and Inter. [The goal is] to win as much as possible until the end of my contract, in 2014. "

For now, though, Pato's primary focus is on ending his country's wait for a first Olympic title at this summer's Games in London.

"I'm feeling good and I want to bring home a medal," the injury-prone attacker told Sky Sport Italia. "We're a different team now compared to 2008 and we want to get to the final."

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