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‘I want to play for Chelsea’ – Brazilian ace issues come and get me plea

Shakhtar Donetsk winger Douglas Costa has issued yet another come and get me plea to Premier League leaders Chelsea, reports the Daily Mirror.

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The Brazilian admitted it would be a dream to play for the Blues back in January, and would seem to still be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer. However, Jose Mourinho may not be as keen on the forward now after signing Juan Cuadrado in the last transfer window, who plays in a similar position to the 24-year-old.

Costa said: “I’m tired of playing in the same league. It’s time to change something. I want to try myself in a strong team that plays in a strong championship. I want to play for Chelsea not just because my friend Willian plays there, but also because it’s the team coached by a great coach like Mourinho. With them I can achieve maximum height. I am now 24, and it is a mistake to try to persuade me to stay.”

Chelsea could well look to strengthen in the next transfer window, with the side looking shaky despite leading the Premier League by six points with a game in hand. They drew 1-1 with Southampton on Sunday and were also knocked out of the Champions League by PSG last week. If they are to make an impact in Europe next season they will have to invest in at least some more squad depth.

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