News Live Scores

Douglas Costa: Chelsea and Mourinho among best in the world

Brazil international Douglas Costa says English Champions Chelsea and their coach Jose Mourinho are among the best in the world.

The Shakhtar Donetsk forward revealed he had contact with the Premier League club over a potential switch to London earlier this year.

And with Mourinho reported to be ready to bolster his attack this summer, Douglas Costa is once again being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge - though the five-time Ukrainian Premier League champion says he remains focused on achieving more success with his current club.

"The subject has been discussed a lot in recent months. Chelsea are one of the great teams in Europe and Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world," he told Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour.

"But all I want to think about right now is giving my all here at Shakhtar. That is all I am thinking about right now."

The 24-year-old joined Shakhtar from Gremio in 2010 and made his international debut in November's victory over Turkey.

He has remained a part of Selecao ever since and will join Dunga's squad at the Copa America in Chile next month.

"Being the first official competition after the World Cup, the Copa America might end up increasing expectations on us," he added.

"But we cannot be there thinking only about that. We must do our work properly. If we do so, we will succeed and have a good chance to win the Copa America."

Brazil face Mexico on June 7 and Honduras on June 10 as the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour returns to Brazil for the first time since last year's World Cup.

The Selecao open their Copa America campaign on June 14 against Peru in Temuco.

Read our full interview with Douglas Costa here