Alexandre Rodrigues da Silva
A Brazil recall for Alexandre Pato may appear unlikely, but the Tianjin Quanjian forward has not given up hope of appearing in Russia.
Alexandre Pato completed his move to Tianjin Quanjian in China, after a brief stay at LaLiga side Villarreal.
Villarreal have completed the signing of Alexandre Pato, with the Brazilian putting pen to paper on a contract running until 2020.
Chelsea have opted not to retain Alexandre Pato, Radamel Falcao and Marco Amelia for the 2016-17 season.
A number of Brazilian clubs are reportedly interested in Alexandre Pato, but his agent believes a permanent Chelsea switch is possible.
With his loan spell at Chelsea coming to an end, Alexandre Pato could return to Corinthians, according to the club's president.
Alexandre Pato would be too expensive for Sao Paulo to consider another move for the Corinthians striker.
Alexandre Pato says he thought he would be given more playing time at Chelsea but is keen to stay in Europe next season.
Chelsea's Guus Hiddink will take on Eddie Howe on Saturday and lauded the AFC Bournemouth boss for doing English managers proud.
Aston Villa's interim manager Eric Black believes a lack of quality rather than effort led to the 4-0 defeat by Chelsea at Villa Park.