Chelsea agree Alexandre Pato deal
Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement to sign Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato.
The Brazil international has expressed his desire to make a return to Europe following an impressive loan spell with Sao Paolo.
Recent speculation had claimed that the Blues may seek to rush through a move for Pato following a shin injury to first choice striker Diego Costa.
According to ESPN Brasil, the Premier League holders have finalized an agreement with Corinthians officials, and a transfer could go through in the coming days.
The Blues are expected to sign the striker on an initial loan deal.
Pato netted 26 goals in 56 appearances for Sao Paolo last year.