Alexandre Pato has made clear to Chelsea his desire to move to Stamford Bridge this month.
Chelsea and Pato's reps have been exploring bringing him to Chelsea.
Pato is currently contracted to Corinthians after a two-year loan spell at Sao Paulo and is valued at £10 million.
Pato is intent upon moving to England. He rejected a lucrative offer from the Chinese Second Division side, Tianjin Quanjian, earlier this month and his agents instead made known the player’s availability to a number of Premier League clubs.
The arrival of Pato would mean the end for Radamel Falcao at Chelsea.