According to ESPN it’s a lock.
No ifs, not buts, no maybes.
Alexandre Pato will 100% become a Chelsea player before the transfer window shuts.
The 26-year-old striker will join Stamford Bridge on loan, while the Blues will receive an option to make the move permanent from Corinthians.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 25, 2016
As reported by ESPN:
Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Brazil striker Alexandre Pato on loan, sources have told ESPN FC.
Pato will become Chelsea’s first signing during this month’s loan window.
Chelsea fans would be forgiven for an eye-roll at this latest update. That’s because they’ve heard the story so many times before.
As for the player himself, he’s been dropping repeated hints on Instagram that his move to Chelsea is going to happen.
Despite plenty of fears about his fitness, Pato played 61 times for Sao Paulo, on loan from Corinthians, in 2016 and is fully fit.
The former AC Milan attacker is not though match fit having not played since the end of November.