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Shakhtar's midfielder Teixeira in record 50 mln euro move to China

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FC Shakhtar's Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira Santos smiles during a press conference in Lviv, in September 2015 © Provided by AFP FC Shakhtar's Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira Santos smiles during a press conference in Lviv, in September 2015

Chinese side Jiangsu Suning bought Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk for 50 million euros ($56 million) on Friday, the Chinese club said on its verified microblog, the latest Europe-based player to head east.

It was the second time in three days that the Chinese transfer fee record was broken, following Guangzhou Evergrande's announcement Wednesday they had secured Atletico Madrid's unsettled Colombian striker Jackson Martinez for 42 million euros.

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