By Yunis Dekow:
The Brazilia becomes the latest player to move to the Chinese side in what holds the biggest transfer deal of the year so far worth £40 million.
Alex who scored 26 goals in 25 games this season for Shakhtar Donetsk joins former Chelsea star and fellow Brazilian Ramires who joined the club last week.
A statement released on the clubs official website read: ‘Shakhtar Donetsk and Jiangsu Suning FC have agreed on all the necessary formalities for the transfer of Alex Teixeira to the Chinese club. Transfer fee for the Brazilian midfielder is 50 million euros.
‘Shakhtar thank Alex for the time spent in the team and wish him success at his new club.’said the statement.
Chelsea were also keeping tabs on the 26 year old who has been playing in Ukraine since moving from Brazilian side Vasco de Gama in 2010.