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'Chelsea and Liverpool want me'

The Brazilian has been in great form for Shakhtar and revealed that he is ready for a move.

Texeira: “I am not ruling out other leagues but I do want to play in the Premier League.
Texeira: “I am not ruling out other leagues but I do want to play in the Premier League."

ALEX TEIXEIRA HAS revealed that he wants to leave Shakhtar Donetsk for a Premier League side, admitting that Liverpool and Chelsea have shown an interest.

The Brazilian attacker has been at the Ukrainian side since 2010 and has netted 26 goals in as many games in all competitions this season, seeing him attract a lot of interest from other clubs.

Liverpool have already made a £24 million offer for Teixeira , while Chelsea are also said to be interested.

And the 26-year-old feels it is time to make a move to a bigger league and says he has already told Shakhtar of his desire to leave.

“I would like to move in this transfer window and have told Shakhtar that,” he told Globoesporte. “They have received a very good offer and they are working on a solution.

But if I don’t go now then I will leave in the summer. After six years in Europe and with Shakhtar we are ready to move and I have spoken to my wife and daughter.

“It is my desire to move to a big league and I know that the English league is very strong. I am ready and I know that I will grow up a lot there.

I am aware that two big clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea are interested but I haven’t given my word to either of them.

“I am not ruling out other leagues but I do want to play in the Premier League. In my mind, it is the strongest in the world. I want a challenge and to further my career there.

“My aim is to move to a big club so that I can do well there and get a place in the Brazil squad. Everyone knows that it is hard to achieve and I need to leave here to achieve that goal.”

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