Chelsea’s first team squad already includes four Brazilian stars – Kenedy, Oscar, Ramires and Willian. In fact, the Blues have five if you include Diego Costa, who played twice for the South American country where he was born before defecting to Spain.
Well, according to The Mirror, five – or six – of Brazil’s finest players could soon be housed at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are said to be in transfer talks with Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, who scored two goals in Wednesday’s 4-3 defeat at Real Madrid.
Teixeira, who The Mirror also link with interest from PSG and Juventus, is quoted as saying: I’m glad to have received that proposal from Chelsea. They’re a great club in Europe.”
Teixeira linked up well with Willian at Shakhtar between 2010 and 2013. However, the 25-year-old’s form has skyrocketed since Willian left the Ukrainian giants.
Over the past two seasons, including the first half of this campaign, vice-captain Teixeira has averaged more than a goal a game in the Ukrainian Premier League.
He has scored against Juventus, Real Sociedad, Porto, BATE, Malmo and now Real Madrid during his Champions League career.
Teixeira’s second ever Champions League goal came against Chelsea in October 2012, when the Blues were beaten 2-1 at the Donbass Arena.
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