Chelsea are willing to pay £30m for Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira.
According to reports from Tuttomercatoweb, Shakhtar will not sell the midfielder for anything less than £30m. Chelsea, however, are willing to meet their demands.
The 25-year-old has been in sensational form this season, having scored 19 goals in just 13 appearances in the Ukrainian Premier League.
He has emerged as one of Chelsea’s prime target in their next transfer window, as Jose Mourinho is looking to inject new bloods into his misfiring forward line.
Teixeira has two years remaining on his contract with Shakhtar, therefore the defending Champions will have to pay a high price to secure his services.
“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,” the Brazilian attacking midfielder said previously in an interview.
Teixeira is an exciting player to watch. He is a fantastic dribbler with an excellent control over the ball in tight spaces.
He is always on the lookout for creating chances for his team mates, but what he has added to his game in the past 12 months is goals. He has really improved on his finishing and the result is before us to see.
Chelsea forwards – Diego Costa, Loic Remy, Falcao et al – have struggled badly this season, while goals have dried up from the midfield as well.
This one particular area – goals from midfield or the lack of it -remains a major headache for Mourinho, and that is precisely what the Portuguese would be expecting from the Brazilian to bring into his side, should Chelsea sign him in the January transfer window.