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.

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