Nathan is tipped to be a star in the futureReuters

Atletico Paranaense midfielder Nathan has confirmed his move to newly crowned Premier League champions Chelsea, by posting a picture of himself signing a contact and completing a medical at Stamford Bridge on social media.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who is being tipped to be the next big name in South American football, was pursued by Manchester City in 2013, after Nathan managed to impress during the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in the United Arab Emirates.

However, the move failed to materialise as Atletico Paranaense had refused to sell the promising midfielder.

Despite managing to find success at Atletico Paranaense, Nathan was expected to leave this summer following a contract dispute with the Brazilian side.


 The Citizens had reignited their interest in the youngster, but Chelsea appear to have beaten them to the Brazilian youngster's signature as Nathan has confirmed his switch to Stamford Bridge by sharing pictures of himself signing a contract at Stamford Bridge on his official Instagram account.

"A dream is coming true! First of all I want to thank God for always lighting my way, my dad who always believed in my talent and was a real warrior while helping me to reach my goals, my family and friends who always supported me," he posted on his official Instagram account along with photographs of himself at Chelsea's Cobham training ground.

"And I am also thankful to Club Atletico Paranaense, which was part of this journey and where I played for six years of my career. Thank you Chelsea for trusting in me, I will do my best to support my team on reaching new achievements. WE ARE ALL BLUE."

Chelsea, who will be paying a reported transfer fee of €7 million to Atletico Paranaense for the Brazil Under-20 international, are yet to officially announce the deal.

Meanwhile, Nathan could be joined by his international teammate Robert Kenedy, who is also being heavily linked to move from Fluminense to Chelsea this summer.