Pato 'so happy' with Chelsea move

The forward is set to become the first signing of Guus Hiddink's second spell in charge of the Blues after arriving in England ahead of completing a loan move to Stamford Bridge
Alexandre Pato says he is "so happy" to be signing for Chelsea as he prepares to join the club on loan.

The Corinthians forward has arrived in London ahead of a medical, and while the Blues are yet to confirm any deal, the 26-year-old revealed the move will be finalised soon.

Pato told Sky Sports: "I’m so happy. I stay here for my dream. Chelsea is my new home. Thanks to Chelsea for support. Thanks to my fans for support on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

"I need to play. I don’t know what to say because I’m so happy. I’m very anxious [to play] and I want to know my new friends and players in the team. I really want to play in Chelsea."

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Pato spent five years at AC Milan between 2007 and 2012 before returning to Brazil and joining Corinthians in 2013. He spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Sao Paulo.

He will become the first signing of Chelsea caretaker boss Guus Hiddink's second spell in charge as the club look to improve on their current position of 13th in the Premier League table.

Pato, who has been capped 28 times by Brazil and scored 10 goals, can operate on either flank and also as a striker, meaning he will provide competition for Diego Costa and Loic Remy up front.

On a busy day of transfer activity at Stamford Bridge, Ramires left the club for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in a £25 million deal.