Corinthians president Robero De Andrade has revealed he has agreed a ‘deal in principle’ which will see Alexandre Pato join Liverpool in the coming window, the Mail reports.
The Brazilian striker was a former hit with AC Milan, before suffering a series of injuries which limited his playing time in Serie A.
Pato picked the Golden Boy award in 2009, given to the best young footballer in European football, as well as being given the two equivalent awards in Italian football in the same year.
The 26 year-old returned to his home-country back in 2013, joining Corinthians, before joining Sao Paolo on loan a year later.
Pato has scored 26 goals so far in 2015, and is heavily linked with a return to Europe in the coming window, with his president confirming that the striker wants to return to Europe.
De Andrade said: ‘There is an agreement in principle with Liverpool for the transfer in the coming weeks.
‘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.’
Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United have also been linked with the former AC Milan star, but he looks destined to play under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.