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Chelsea line up bid for Shakhtar Donetsk dazzler Douglas Costa

Chelsea are chasing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa. The Daily Mail says Costa is a Brazilian who has been on Chelsea's radar since he was a teenager and formed an exciting midfield partnership alongside current Stamford Bridge star Willian while at Shakhtar.

The 24-year-old has been capped by Brazil but has dual-Portuguese nationality and is eager to leave Ukraine and move to London.

Shakhtar are notoriously difficult to negotiate with though and agreeing a fee will not be straightforward.

Costa began his career at Gremio where he caught the attention of European scouts, with Chelsea and Manchester United both making bids to sign him when he was 18. He opted to stay in Brazil for a season before joining Shakhtar in a surprise £6m transfer.

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