Long time admirers Chelsea are reportedly closing in on Shaktar Donetsk attacker Alex Teixeira after it was reported by the Express that a deal worth £30 Million has been struck between Shaktar and Chelsea. Although a formal contract has not been signed the verbal agreement between the two parties paves the way for Teixeira’s representatives and Chelsea to iron out the nitty-gritties of his contract.
Teixeira has scored a whopping 26 goals this season and has ignited interest from teams across Europe including Juventus and PSG. However, the player himself prefers a move to London and has been pretty vocal of his ambition to wear the Chelsea colours.
“What I’ve heard and what my agent has said is that Chelsea, Juventus and PSG have made offers, but Chelsea and Juventus have gone further in the negotiations. All three are big clubs. Wherever I’ll end up, I’ll be happy.”
He said it was his “dream” to play in the Premier League, calling it “the best championship in the world,” and added: “I’m happy to have received this offer from Chelsea, one of Europe’s big clubs, but it’s my agent who’s taking care of this.”
While Shaktar are reluctant to sell their star performer, the amount being offered by Chelsea has made the head of the club’s management turn apart from the fact that should he refuse to extend his contract his value will fall immensely (His contract expires in 2018).