Brazilian star admits dream Chelsea move, Mourinho admiration

Shakhtar Donetsk star Douglas Costa has revealed that he dreams of a move to the Premier League and would relish the opportunity to play for Chelsea.

The Blues have Costa’s former team-mate Willian in their ranks and have been mentioned as possible suitors of the Shakhtar star in the past.

With the South American schemer continually impressing for the Ukrainian champions, Costa has admitted that he sees the next step in his career as a move to Stamford Bridge.

“I’d be really interested in moving to Chelsea – not only because everything Willian tells me about the club, but because I think that I’d be able to achieve everything I want having someone like Jose Mourinho by my side,” Costa told FourFourTwo.

“Since I left Brazil, I have worked with a marvellous coach (Mircea Lucescu) and got an idea of how much influence such a good professional can have in your football.

“Now I think it’s time to try a new philosophy and I’m sure that Mourinho’s is the best around. He’s always fighting for trophies.”

The 24-year-old has been on the eastern European club’s books for five years and continues to impress domestically and in the Champions League.

Costa has two full caps for Brazil and has been included in Dunga’s most recent Selecao squad for friendly fixtures against Chile and France.

Any potential move for Costa would surely cost in the region of £30 million and more, with Shakhtar reluctant to let their prize assets leave.