Queens Park Rangers have made an official move for Chelsea defender Alex and are desperate to sign the Brazilian.
The 29-year-old defender requested a move just before Christmas, and he is likely to get his Xmas wish. He has rarely featured under Andre Villas Boas, and he has been training with the reserves despite the team having injury problems.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has said that new boss Mark Hughes will have money to spend, and it looks like Alex will be his first purchase.
Whilst the figure in question has not been made public, it’s thought to be around £3m.