Reports from Brazil say Pelé, 82, has been moved into a ‘palliative care’ ward at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.
He is reportedly no longer responding to chemotherapy treatment in his fight against bowel cancer.
The Three-time World Cup winner was admitted last Tuesday suffering from ‘general swelling’ and ‘heart failure.
But Folha de Sao Paulo reported on Saturday Pele is receiving ‘end-of-life care’.
Players past and present have been sending emotional messages wishing Pelé well.
His former club Santos, Brazilian ex-player Rivaldo and the France international forward Kylian Mbappe were among those tweeting good wishes, joining fans around the world.
Pelé – whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento – is regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time.
He won three World Cups with Brazil in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and scored 643 goals in 659 official matches for the Brazilian club Santos. He scored 77 times in 92 games for his country’s national team.