Ramires has started just seven Premier League games this season, the last coming in December Getty

Ramires is close to the exit door at Stamford Bridge with the Chelsea midfielder set for a move to Jiangsu Suning in China. The midfielder has fallen out of favour following the arrival of Guus Hiddink and will complete a move before the end of the ongoing January transfer window.

According to the BBC, the Chinese club are set to pay the Blues around £25m ($35.7m) to sign the midfielder, who has started just seven Premier League games this season. The Brazilian international has been a vital member of the Chelsea squad since his arrival from Benfica in 2010, and has helped Chelsea win the Premier League, Europa League and the Champions League during his six-year spell at the club.

The 28-year-old midfielder, who signed a new four-year contract with the west London club in October, will join Jiangsu, who are managed by former Chelsea player Dan Petrescu. According to the Daily Mail, the Brazil international has already agreed personal terms with the Chinese outfit, who are currently in a training camp at Malaga. Ramires is said to have travelled to Spain to complete his medical ahead of his move being confirmed before the end of the transfer window on Monday (1 February).

The Chinese Super League outfit, who finished ninth in the league table last season, are said to have beaten off some illustrious opponents to land the midfielder's services. The report claims that European giants Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus were interested in securing Ramires's services, but Jiangsu have moved swiftly and offered the player a lucrative deal to move to China.

Meanwhile, the reigning Premier League champions are said to be closing in on a deal to sign Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato, who could replace Loic Remy, as the Frenchman is keen on a move away from Stamford Bridge owing to the lack of regular playing time.