Chivas USA have all but confirmed midfielder Paulo Nagamura is joining Mexico's Tigres.

Tigres announced the deal this week after Nagamura came off contract at Chivas USA.

Chivas USA chief Stephen Hamilton told the LA Daily News: "Since Paulo's contract expired at the end of last season, we have been making our best effort to renew his contact and bring him back to Chivas USA for the 2010 season. However, as a free agent, Paulo is able to explore other options, and we are aware that he has opportunities with other teams."