Chelsea on the verge of completing striker signing

According to the Daily Mail, chiefs were last night finalising a loan move for the 26-year-old Brazilian.

The Premier League title holders have turned to Pato in a bid to boost their attacking options with Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy’s futures in doubt.

Pato made his name at AC Milan but injuries and loss of form prompted him to return to Brazil three years ago.

He returned to form by bagging 26 goals on loan at Sao Paulo last season and indicated that he fancied a Premier League switch.