Chelsea are closing in on the transfer of Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, according to reports.
The Brazilian midfielder has attracted a lot of interest from several European sides with his explosive performances domestically and in the Champions League.
Premier League champions Chelsea are keen to add to their stuttering attack this month and the Blues have identified the Brazilian attacking midfielder as an ideal candidate.
According to Spanish outlet Fichajes, Chelsea have been tracking Texeira since the summer and are now close to completing a deal for him.
The report states that two Chelsea players played a key role in convincing Texeira to join the Londoners.
The Shakhtar midfielder’s close friendship with Willian and Oscar is a big reason behind his willingness to move to Stamford Bridge.
Texeira has always been close friends with Willian from their time at Shakhtar together.
Chelsea are seemingly on their way up under new manager Guus Hiddink and adding a player like Texeira will only aid their development this season.
The Blues are in desperate need of a creative midfielder, someone who can chip in with goals as well.
On paper, Texeira’s move to Chelsea has all the makings of a successful transfer.