Konami has agreed to sign a deal with the Asian Football Confederation to bring the Asian Champions League license to the Pro Evolution Soccer series, according to Saudi daily newspaper Al-Jazirah.
The Al-Jazirah report, which was translated by the Winning Eleven Blog, states that the AFC's marketing department has finalized a deal with Konami to bring the AFC Champions League to the franchise, and signatures to cement the deal are expected within the next couple of days.
"The deal comes with the growing following of the AFC Champions League and the expansion of the competition between unions that fall under the banner of the AFC Champions League Asia," reads the translated article. "This will expand the base of participation in the AFC Champions League for the season between 2014 and 2016, by raising the number of participating countries from 10 to 23."
Once finalized, the alleged deal will bring licensed football teams to the Pro Evolution Series franchise, which traditionally featured fictional teams. It was revealed last month that upcoming installments of Konami's soccer series will use a modified version of Kojima Productions' Fox Engine.
Polygon has contacted Konami seeking details about the deal and will update with any new information.