Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato will fly to London tonight to sign for Chelsea.
The former AC Milan striker will travel to England by the end of Tuesday in a 11:50pm flight (9:50 pm in London) after solving some issues regarding his visa. Chelsea is expected to pay the entirety of the £137,000 per month in wages from his Corinthians contract.
Pato’s contract will include a release clause in case Chelsea want to sign him on a permanent deal.
Hi parent club, Corinthians, will also extend his contract for another year. His current deal ends by the end of the current year, and the Brazilian club don’t want to risk to losing Pato on a free transfer.
Chelsea won’t announce the deal until the stiker arrives in England, but the transfer was confirmed to the Brazilian media SportTV by his agent Gilmar Veloz.
Pato arrives to revamp a squad that this season got some issues in the forward department.