Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato has agreed personal terms with Chelsea ahead of a potential transfer, according to Matt Law of The Telegraph.
The Blues are looking for reinforcements in the striker department as neither Loic Remy or Radamel Falcao have set the world on fire this season, leaving Diego Costa as the only viable forward option for interim boss Guus Hiddink.
According to Law, Pato has agreed to sign a three-year deal at Chelsea, and is now waiting for an agreement to be met between the Blues and his current employers Corinthians.
Law goes on to say that Corinthians are looking for a fee of around £10million to secure a deal, but Chelsea could try and bargain with them for a reduced fee, or they could possibly take the 26-year-old on loan with a view to signing a permanent contract in the summer.
Pato was once seen as one of the most promising young prospects in world football, but constant injuries and off-field issues took their toll and the spotlight soon moved away from him and onto other young stars.
A move to Chelsea could jump-start his career, and he still has a lot of football ahead of him, despite having been around for a long time.