Pato welcomed to Chelsea by Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa
After being in pole position for several weeks, it now looks as though Chelsea are in the driving seat and all but set to win the race to sign Pato on a short-term loan deal from Corinthians.
While the world is still awaiting official confirmation from either party that the transfer has been nudged past the chequered flag, Brazilian Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa appeared to let the cat out of the bag by wishing his fellow countryman well at Stamford Bridge.
Posting a photo of himself, his son, Pato and the striker's girlfriend, Fiorella, all hanging out together at an F1 grand prix event, Massa wrote: "Pato, I am sure it will be very good for you my bro!! Congrats Chelsea."
He should be in the driving seat at the Bridge shortly ...