Chelsea have begun negotiating with Shakhtar Donesk to sign its Brazilian attacker Alex Teixeira in the January transfer window.

Alex Teixeira


The Independent UK reports that the Blues want to add firepower upfront with the current options available not adding goal to the game.

Diego Costa has been misfiring all season (looks more interested in picking up fight with opposition defenders), Radamel Falcao has seen his impact reduced due to injuries while Loic Remy, who always seems to find the net, not given a good run of games.

Meanwhile Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu says his star player could be worth much more than €40m.

He said: “Alex is now worth more than €40m. I think at the end of the season, were he to continue his performance, his value is €50m [£36.3m].

“If he were playing in a more competitive league, his transfer would be at the same level as that of Di Maria.”

The 25 year old Brazilian has already scored 22 goals in 15 appearances in the Ukrainian Premier League.

According to the Independent, Teixeira, says a move to England is “his dream” despite interest from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite Chelsea’s abysmal season to date and the injury to key player Eden Hazard, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has already he will not be looking to spend money in the January transfer window.

Chelsea’s defeat at Leicester last weekend leaves the Blues just one point above the relegation zone in what has been an uneventful season for the club. Chelsea will travel to Sunderland for their next Premier League match.

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