Sporting Lisbon winger Fabio Paim is thrilled with his loan move to Chelsea.

The deal was struck yesterday and Paim said: "It is a surprise, I was not expecting anything, obviously I am very happy, I have no words to describe it. I cannot believe it, I'll only do so when I'm there.

"It is an unbelievable thing, a very important step, undoubtedly the greatest of my career."

Paim also told Maisfutebol: "At the end of the season, they have an option to buy and, of course, will be able to take a look at me. I will train and then we will see. I do not yet know where I will be in the team. That's up to the coach and the people who say I am going there."