Catania expect to wrap up the signing of Sao Paulo fullback Ilisinho this week.

According to TMW, director Pietro Lo Monaco has agreed a transfer and the player will sign on Tuesday.

"Ilsinho is a player that I like," said Catania Coach Vincenzo Montella. "He is very technical, fast, likes to dribble and can finish off moves.

"He is a complete player, but seeing as he is not part of our squad yet, it is premature to talk about him."