Chelsea are ready to pay £30m for Shakhtar Donetsk’s in-form attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira.
Tuttomercatoweb reports, Shakhtar will not let go their star midfielder for any amount less than £30m. But Chelsea are more than happy to meet the heavy demand for the player who was earlier linked with Manchester united also.
The 25-year-old Brazilian is enjoying an outstanding form this season, with 19 goals in 13 appearances in the Ukrainian Premier League.
He is right now one of the top targets of Chelsea in January transfer window, as troubled Jose Mourinho is looking to add new bloods into the misfiring attacking line.
Teixeira has two more years with Shakhtar on his current contract, that’s why the defending Premier League Champions has no other choice but to pay a high price to secure the Brazilian’s services.
Shakhtar’s Brazilian attacking midfielder earlier in an interview revealed, “I have an offer, it was a pleasure to know that Chelsea want to sign me. It would be great if the transfer happens in January.”
Teixeira has been a revelation in Ukraine being praised for his is exciting performances this term. His ability to dribble with an outstanding control over the ball in tight space also makes the Brazilian a high value target.
He always looks to create chances for his team mates, but the most exciting factor Teixeira has brought to his game in recent times is his hunger for goals. Moreover, he has improved on his finishing and what happened after that is right before us to see.
Diego Costa, Loic Remy, Falcao, all the Chelsea attackers have failed shockingly in this campaign, goals from the midfield also doesn’t coming.
Specially this one area where goals are not coming from midfield, has been a major concern for the Portuguese boss, and that is what Mourinho will expect from the stylish attacking midfielder to add into the struggling squad, if Chelsea manages to sign him in the upcoming winter transfer market.
Despite his huge success in club level, Teixeira is yet to represent Brazil’s senior team while playing for both the U-17 and U-19 national teams.