The 24-year-old arrived in the country on Thursday and is set to begin his medical on Friday morning, according to the BBC.
He will then meet manager Andre Villas-Boas and chairman Daniel Levy to complete the details of his contract ahead of a transfer which is reportedly worth £17 million for Corinthians.
He also has 17 Brazil caps and five international goals, scoring in the host nation's successful Confederations Cup defence - in the opener against Japan and the semi-final versus Uruguay.
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