Douglas Costa has reiterated his desire to join Chelsea and believes that he and manager Jose Mourinho would achieve great things together.
Speculation is rife that the Blues will move for the £22 million-rated Brazil international again this summer, having been rebuffed by Shakhtar Donetsk in January.
The attacking midfielder has repeatedly expressed his ambition to join the Stamford Bridge club in recent months, and the 23-year-old remains keen as ever as he dreams of working alongside the Special One.
“I’d be really interested in moving to Chelsea – not only because everything Willian tells me about the club, but because I think that I’d be able to achieve everything I want having someone like Jose Mourinho by my side,” he told FourFourTwo.
“Since I left Brazil, I have worked with a marvellous coach [Mircea Lucescu] and got an idea of how much influence such a good professional can have in your football.
“Now I think it’s time to try a new philosophy and I’m sure that Mourinho’s is the best around. He’s always fighting for trophies.
“Besides that, I’d have the chance to play in the Premier League, the best league in the world. What really impresses me is that you never know which team will win – that’s a factor that always keeps athletes motivated.”
Costa’s contract in Donetsk is set to expire in 2018.
Don’t need him
Douglas really fantastic attacking midfielder.