Date: 15th March 2015 at 2:32pm
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Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle to sign Shakhtar Donetsk ace Douglas Costa this summer, according to reports.

The Brazilian was heavily linked with a switch in January but negotiations broke down after both parties failed to agree on a transfer fee.

Earlier this week, the attacking midfielder reiterated his desire to join the Blues to fulfill a “dream” of playing under manager Jose Mourinho.

And it appears as if a move may be close to materialising as Chelsea and Shakhtar agree a fee thought to be in the region of £18 million, according to The Express.

The 24-year-old, who has won two caps for Brazil, is contracted to the Ukrainian giants until 2018.

Could Gareth Bale also be on his way to the Bridge? Find out more on that prospective £71 million bid here.


2 responses to “Chelsea agree deal for £18m-rated Brazilian”

  1. El khassim iddrisu majeed says:

    if we get D.Costa and Bale we will be the best team in the world and win every cup next season

  2. Martin Anan says:

    we need oscillation and salah cos bale is not a 10 player, isco is good at that or even messi to partner hazard at left wing, William or salah at right wing and messi in the middle, fabregas behind them and Costa forward. with these, every trophy is at the bridge, believe it and more also mourhino should learn player seletion. against teams not always the first 11.