Colo Colo are to sign Paraguayan forward Edison Gimenez, the Chilean champions said on Sunday.
Gimenez currently plays for Dos de Mayo, a team in Paraguay's first division, and Colo Colo has paid 400,000 US dollars for his contract, said Raimondo Valenzuela, director of Blanco y Negro, the company that controls Colo Colo.
Gimenez last played in Chile on Nov. 15, scoring one goal in the Paraguay-Chile match held in Vina del Mar, which ended 3-2 in favor of Chile.
Colo Colo, known as the cacique (the Indian chief), is Chile's most popular club. It won the local league for the 25th time on Saturday, defeating Audax Italiano in front of a full home stadium.
Local press reported that the team wants to sign Chile's Manuel Neira, Argentina's Jose Luis Diaz and Colombia's Giovanni Hernandez. Meanwhile, several players, including Argentina's Miguel Caneo, Colombia's Andres Gonzalez and Chile's Rodrigo Melendez, are likely to leave.
The club also held a celebration ceremony Saturday for Matias Fernandez, who is leaving for Spanish club Villareal. Colo Colo mangaer Claudio Borghi described Fernandez as having given all he had -- exemplary conduct and great goals.