The 28-year-old Brazil international only arrived in Serie A this past summer following eight trophy-laden seasons with Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.
However, he has made just nine league starts in his six months for the club, hitting just three goals.
An €8 million arrival, Milan appear to have made a healthy profit on the deal with the 28-year-old set to complete a transfer worth a reported €14m.
He will now join a growing number of Brazilians making their fortunes in the Chinese Super League, joining fellow internationals Renato Augusto, Jadson, Robinho, Ricardo Goulart and Diego Tardelli in Asia.
The 28-year-old made his Brazil debut last year and has gone on to make four caps for the Selecao but despite the current lack of top-quality centre-forwards available to coach Dunga, is not thought to feature in the coach’s plans for the future.