PSV Eindhoven want to end speculation about defender Alex by signing him from Chelsea.
The Brazilian stopper has been outstanding for the Dutch giants since moving to the club two years ago.
He arrived from Santos, but it was in a deal done with the funds of Chelsea - who always maintained the right to take him to Stamford Bridge.
It was widely thought that after two years he would indeed move to West London.
However, PSV have already stated they want to keep him next season and now they have concluded that they should tie him up on a permanent basis.
"We want to buy Alex or partially buy him off Chelsea," PSV chairman Rob Westerhof told Voetbal International.