Liverpool will sign former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato in January, according to his current club's president.
According to Corinthians chief Robero de Andrade, there is "an agreement in principle" between his club and Liverpool, with the former AC Milan striker set to become Jurgen Klopp's first signing as Liverpool manager.
Pato was once considered one of the most exciting prospects in football and spent five years with AC Milan. During that time he scored 63 goals in 150 appearances.
In 2013 he returned to his native country with Corinthians for a £12m fee and last season went on loan to Sao Paulo, where he is again this term.
It's understood Pato is keen on a return to Europe, ideally in Spain or England, and it seems he will get his wish when the transfer window next opens.
"There is an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer in the coming weeks," De Andrade told Tutto Mercato Web.
"Pato had long expressed a desire to return to Europe.
"Liverpool await, there are a few missing details, but Klopp will have a new reinforcement and for Pato the Premier League will be a new springboard."
Jurgen Klopp's best quotes
Jurgen Klopp's best quotes
1/11 Signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan
"Mkhitaryan fits us like an arse on a bucket. What he offers is exactly what we need."
2/11 On his wife's books
"She wrote a book for children. It's like Harry Potter - but it about football. There's no Harry Potter flying on his f****** stick - just football."
3/11 His singing skills on the team bus
"I couldn't have been a rock star, although I do sing Country Road very loudly on the PlayStation karaoke game."
4/11 What he told his players after a poor first half
"I told my players during the break: Since we're here anyway, we might actually play a bit of football."
5/11 Are players banned from having sex before matches?
"My players sleep in double rooms the night before the match. I hope that nothing happens."
6/11 To a rival Schalke fan on the secret of winning the Bundesliga
"How do you explain to a blind person what colour is?"
7/11 Borussia Dortmund's rivalry with Bayern Munich
"We have a bow and arrow and if we aim well, we can hit the target. The problem is that Bayern has a bazooka. The probability that they will hit the target is clearly higher. But then Robin Hood was apparently quite successful."
8/11 On his playing career
"I never succeeded in bringing to the field what was going on in my brain. I had the talent for the fifth division, and the mind for the Bundesliga. The result was a career in the second division."
9/11 On Bayern
"They are like the Chinese in the business world. They look at what others are doing and copy it, just with more money."
10/11 Losing the 2013 Champions League final
"The only thing I can say is that it was great. London is the town of the Olympic Games. The weather was good, everything is OK. Only the result is s***."
11/11 On having had a hair transplant
"Yes, it's true. I underwent a hair transplant. And I think the results are really cool, don't you?"
Pato, who is now 26-years-old, has scored 10 goals in 30 league appearances for Sao Paulo this year and has 27 caps for Brazil.
The striker will provide Klopp with an additional option in Liverpool's depleted attack. Danny Ings is out injured for the season and concerns over Daniel Sturridge's long-term fitness continue.
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