The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are disappointed at recent events surrounding Diego Costa…
Given recent comments from the Spaniard, detailing conversations with Antonio Conte, he looks set to leave the club this summer, and if the Mirror is to be believed, Chelsea are looking to push him out of the door as quickly as they can.
According to the Mirror, Chelsea are determined to sell Diego Costa ‘as soon as possible’ this summer, with the publication also noting that Costa’s agent is in talks regarding a possible £40 million switch to AC Milan.
In truth, this has been met with a bit of a mixed reaction amongst the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern. Whilst many recognise that his relationship with Conte may well be untenable at this point, there can be no doubts that Chelsea will struggle to replace him properly this summer. Of course, a top player is sure to come in, but it would be very hard to argue that they are an upgrade on Costa.
As a striker, the Spaniard is very close to being the complete package. He is a goalscorer first and foremost, but he is also a target man, a poacher, a player with excellent link-up play, and a real winner. Chelsea will be losing out by not having him in their squad next season, whichever way you look at it.
That being said, our landlord thinks that if the Blues can sign a top player like Romelu Lukaku, who scored more goals in the Premier League last season than Costa, they could be well on their way to a successful summer.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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