Chelsea are on course to complete the signings of Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga before the end of the January transfer window, according to interim manager Guus Hiddink. Falcao is currently discussing terms with the Premier League champions while Miazga is also on the verge of concluding his switch from New York Red Bulls.

The Brazil international Pato is due to arrive on a six-month loan deal from Corinthians following previous spells at Inter and AC Milan. The 26-year-old has staged a return to form upon his return to his homeland and scored 18 goals in 2015.

"He is in London," Hiddink confirmed during his pre-FA Cup press conference ahead of the game against Milton Keynes Dons. "He was well spotted because nowadays there are no secrets because everywhere are cameras and we don't want to hide. But he is in a process of bureaucratic paperwork and we will see how soon it will be solved.

"It is not a gamble coming on loan. It makes it possible to have a good view on him. We [Chelsea] will give him support but it is up to him. If you buy a player who makes the next step on loan it is good for everyone. It is good for everyone if the club are happy for him after a few months."

Pato will be joined prior to the 1 February deadline by 20-year-old Miazga, after the defender agreed to join from Major League Soccer side Red Bulls. The United States international will not be loaned out for the remainder of the season according to Hiddink, who expects the player to go straight into the Chelsea first team squad.

"We are not rushing but he will one of the squad numbers for the future, stepping up from the national team," the temporary Chelsea boss added. "We always want to see such a player to see what they are capable of. He will be [in the first team squad for the rest of the season]. I don't know exactly when."