The Brazilian has been linked with a January move to Stamford Bridge.
Apparent Chelsea target Douglas Costa has spoken out on the possibility of moving from Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk to Stamford Bridge, indicating that playing under Blues manager Jose Mourinho would be the thing that clinched any potential move to the Premier League.
Costa has followed in the footsteps of current Chelsea star Willian in making Shakhtar a stepping stone between Brazilian domestic football and major European leagues, with the Ukrainian side still a real force despite being unable to play in their home city due to the conflict currently raging there.
Along with fellow Brazilian Luiz Adriano, Costa has been impressive both domestically and in the Champions League, but now seems to be angling for a move to Stamford Bridge, at least if these comments are anything to go by:
“To play at Chelsea is a dream for any player. It is standing next to some of the best players in the world and competing with the world’s best as well,” Costa was quoted by the Daily Mail.
“But really, what catches my eye is the coach. He is a very intelligent coach and has been victorious wherever he went. One of the things that would make me happier to act at Chelsea would be this.”
The Blues were shockingly beaten by League One side Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round this week, with Mourinho bemoaning a lack of depth at his disposal, potentially hinting at new signings this month.