Corinthians are expecting Alexandre Pato to remain at Chelsea next season, this is according to Sky Sports Sources.
Sources at the Brazilian club claim that Antonio Conte is an admirer of the former AC Milan striker, who has made just two appearances for the Blues since arriving on loan in January.
They are, however, uncertain at this stage if it will be another loan move.
Pato scored from the penalty spot on his debut – a 4-0 win at Aston Villa – before facing Swansea the following week.
Last week the Corinthians President Roberto de Andrade said his club would welcome Pato back if Chelsea decide not to extend his spell in London.