Metro have stunned our punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they have claimed Chelsea are prepared to offer Diego Costa a huge sum of money to join the club.
The Blues are reportedly prepared to offer Costa a massive wage packet of £250,000 per week in order to convince him to leave Atletico Madrid and join the West London outfit.
As our punters note, Chelsea are in dire need of a top class forward and that is something manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of.
Clearly if the club are willing to not only pay a transfer fee of around the same amount they shelled out for Fernando Torres and the wages on top of that, they are obviously desperate to lure Costa.
Diego Simeone has claimed that he will not stand in the way of the forward should Chelsea come calling, and those wages are far more than the high flying Spanish side would be able to pay any of their top stars. For Chelsea however, that is a pretty normal amount!
Do you think Jose Mourinho is willing to break the bank to land Costa and finally have a forward who can put the ball into the back of the net on a regular basis? Let us know your thoughts below.