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Chelsea have been linked with a move for Shakhtar Donetsk striker Alex Teixeira since the beginning of the season and the Blues have been told they must pay a huge fee to sign the 25 year old.

According to Ibtimes, Shakhtar Donteskk boss has revealed that the West London club must pay at least €40million if they are to sign the prolific striker.

Teixeira is one of the most prolific strikers in Europe this season and his manager has claimed his price would be higher should he be playing in a more competitive league.

“Alex is now worth more than 40 million. I think at the end of the season – were [he] to continue with this performance – his value is 50 million euro. If [he] were playing in a league more competitive, [his] transfer would be at the same level as that of Di Maria.”

The striker has previously hinted he would love to make the switch to Stamford bridge while also revealing the Blues have made an offer for him.

The Blues are interested in a striker after a dismal start to the season and the Brazilian has scored 22 goals in 15 league appearances for Shakhtar and has 26 goals across all competition.

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