Chelsea look set to complete the signing of Alexandre Pato on a six-month loan, according to The Sun.
The Brazilian striker is due to arrive in London on Tuesday night to complete his medical ahead of signing terms with the Stamford Bridge club until the end of the season.
Pato has fallen out of favour at Corinthians and had been loaned out to fellow Brazilians Sao Paulo during the previous two seasons, where he has scored 19 goals in 59 league matches.
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It’s reported that Chelsea will have the option to make the loan move permanent, although this appears unlikely.
The 26-year-old had been linked with Premier League rivals Liverpool during this transfer window, but it now seems that the Blues have won the race to secure the services of the former AC Milan striker.
Pato was highly-rated during his six seasons at the San Siro and was touted to go onto become one of the world’s best players. But the forward, who has 25 caps for Brazil, left Italy for his native country in 2013 after a series of injuries.
Chelsea fans will be hoping that this South American loan signing is more successful than the one that they currently have at their club - Radamel Falcao.
The Colombian has played just 11 times since at the start of the season at Chelsea, scoring just once.