Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern believe they’ve been shown a ray of sunshine on this miserable January afternoon, with the Blues confident they can pip Liverpool to a attacking superstar.
The Mirror states Chelsea are confident of winning the race to land long-term target Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk, despite Liverpool lodging a bid for the Brazilian yesterday.
Liverpool’s emergence in the market could present problems but The Mirror state Liverpool’s £25m offer made yesterday has been rejected by the Ukrainian side, who are holding out for a higher figure.
Whilst the Reds remain interested in the player, with Jurgen Klopp’s side ready to compete with Chelsea all the way, the West London side believe the Brazilian would prefer a move to Stamford Bridge.
Interest in the 26-year-old, who has scored 26 goals in 25 games this season, remains high despite the Brazilian suffering a hamstring injury during Shakhtar’s preparation for the Florida Cup.
Our landlord believes this is a crucial battle for both sides, who need attacking additions to bolster their chances of improving on a disappointing season, and he believes the price for Teixeira will skyrocket due to this transfer tussle.
Chelsea fans, can you beat Liverpool to Teixeira? Let us know in the comments below!