Alex Teixeira's move away from Shakhar Donetsk and closer to the bright European limelight is slowly making progress. While Shakhtar do claim that they will not sell in January, given the amount of activity surrounding a potential move for Teixeira, it would not be surprising to see the 25-year-old change his workplace in the next month or so.
Chelsea have been linked for some time now, alongside both the Italian and French champions, with the latter bringing up the rear in terms of leading the race for the goal-machine's signature. Incidentally, Teixeira was just in Paris with the rest of his teammates on the final matchday of the Champions League group stage, losing 2-0 and dropping into the Europa League. Teixeira was kept off the scorehseet, but with 22 league goals to his name already, he sits second in the race for the Golden Shoe, just one point behind BVB's Aubameyang.
"I know that there is interest on their part. There have been talks but nothing concrete at this point. For the moment what interests me is going on holiday to Brazil, and we will see what the future holds for us."
-Alex Teixeira; source: Express
The Ukrainian league has already begun its winter break after last weekend, so Teixeira isn't scheduled to play again until March. Though maybe he should not enjoy his vacation too much, just in case he does have to report back a bit earlier for the English, German, or French league.