Chelsea ace is reportedly the ‘first objective’ for La Liga outfit, could look to seal deal this summer

According to the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, Diego Costa is near certain to leave the club this summer…

Recent comments from the Spaniard indicate a falling out between Conte and the forward, and many aren’t sure that their relationship is reconcilable.

A departure, then, would make sense, and according to Tutto Mercato Web, Costa is the subject of strong interest from a La Liga side. Tutto Mercato Web are reporting that Atletico Madrid have made a move for Costa their ‘first objective’, with Simeone a real fan of the striker. Significantly, their transfer ban means that they cannot register anyone this summer, but it is noted that a loan deal could be made with another club between now and then.

Certainly, this opens up a world of possibilities for Costa, with a move to the Spanish giants looking the most likely at present. Whilst he wouldn’t be able to turn out in Madrid for a few years, there would likely be no shortage of suitors for Costa, even for a short period, and so perhaps this move could actually come to pass this summer.

The Chelsea fans in the pub are certainly a bit disappointed, though. Many don’t want Costa to leave this summer, and so they are hoping that Atletico Madrid drop their interest – potentially forcing Costa and Conte to work things out. With 20 goals in the Premier League last year, the Blues will struggle to replace him.

Chelsea fans – thoughts?

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