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Chelsea backed to land exceptional striker next summer

GriezmannChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been searching high and low for good news for weeks and it appears they’ve finally found something to be positive about.

Spanish football expert Terry Gibson told Sky Sports that he believes Chelsea will land Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

The Blues have been woeful this season, with their front-line looking particularly suspect, and Gibson believes a swap-deal involving Diego Costa will be made eventually.

‘If you were Griezmann and in any way interested in going to the Premier League, then you would still look upon a club like Chelsea as an attractive proposition. I do not think [a move] does [depend on Chelsea finishing in the top four].’

‘It is being talked about a lot and from the outside there is surely a swap there with Griezmann and Diego Costa somewhere along the line.’

‘I do not expect that to happen in January as that does not suit either club, because if they are both in the Champions League then they will have a player they cannot use. So Griezmann will stay put until the summer.’

For Chelsea this would be an exceptional deal, as they would offload a toxic and underperforming player in Diego Costa and land a forward widely regarded as one of the best attacking prospects in European football.

Griezmann’s price-tag could skyrocket with an impressive performance for France at next summer’s European Championships though, which is something Chelsea fans at the pool table are extremely wary of.

Would swapping Griezmann for Costa be a good call by Chelsea? Let us know in the comments below!

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