According to Daily Mirror, Chelsea and manager Jose Mourinho are confident they have sealed a 50m pound summer transfer for top target Diego Costa. The striker was on the radar of many European clubs but Chelsea having a problem up front of all areas on the pitch, are the most interested and front runners in this race.
Striker is set to agree £185,000 a week contract to spearhead Jose Mourinho’s summer overhaul of his forward options
The deal is apparent to be concluded even though we can not exactly be sure of the price tag the club might agree upon this summer. And talks between the two clubs’ officials might go on for the next two weeks as clubs prepare to clash for a place in the Champions league final in two leg encounter. Thibaut Courtois may not be selected due to fear of angering his parent club even though UEFA has allowed his involvement in the two games plus Ron Gourlay has said that Courtois can play against his parent club.
When asked about the possibility of Costa leaving Atletico this summer, his manger Diego Simeone said…
“It will depend on him and what he thinks is best for his future. I will support any decision he makes.
“It’s natural that Chelsea are interested in him and that makes me happy, because my aim and that of my coaching staff is to see our players improve.
“We understand that Chelsea have huge financial power and if he wants to live off football for the rest of his life, I will have no problem in him going.
“It was like Radamel Falcao – how could I tell him not to go to Monaco [last summer]? He gave life to this club [during his time at Atletico].”
Since the Blues are set to likely offload the front three strikers in form of Torres, Ba and the influential Samuel Eto’o this summer. This news is a big boost for Jose Mourinho’s team.
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