Former Brazil international Juliano Belletti has agreed terms with Fluminense in his homeland after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season.
The 34-year-old is set to sign a two-year deal with the Rio de Janeiro-based club if he passes a medical later this week.
Belletti moved to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona three years ago and went on to score five goals in 94 appearances for the west London outfit.
He started his career at Cruzeiro before moving on to Sao Paulo, Atletico Mineiro and then Villarreal.
Belletti spent one season with the Yellow Submarine before joining Barca in the summer of 2004 and went on to feature in 91 matches for the Catalan giants.
He was one of three players to be released by Chelsea at the end of last season. Michael Ballack has already joined Bayer Leverkusen while Joe Cole is still without a club.