Sunday 23 October 2016

Ramires leaves Chelsea for Jiangsu Suning in £25m deal as Alexandre Pato arrives

Published 27/01/2016 | 14:26

Brazil midfielder Ramires has left Chelsea
Brazil midfielder Ramires has left Chelsea

Alexandre Pato says he is "so happy" to be joining Chelsea after the Brazilian forward arrived in London ahead of his loan move to the Barclays Premier League club.

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While Chelsea are yet to comment on Pato's proposed switch from Corinthians to Stamford Bridge, the former AC Milan forward described Chelsea "as my new home".

Pato's arrival in the capital coincided with Chelsea announcing that midfielder Ramires had ended his five-and-a-half-year stint with the club after joining Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning.

Pato, 26, is reported to join Chelsea on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent switch.

"I am so happy - Chelsea is my new home," Pato stold Sky Sports News. "Thanks Chelsea for the support and thanks for my fans and my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook followers.

"I need to play. I don't know what to say because I am so happy. I am very anxious. I want to know my new friends, the new players, and the team. I really want to play for Chelsea."

Pato, who has been capped 27 times for Brazil, but has not played since November, is reported to undergo a medical at Stamford Bridge later on Wednesday.

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