Chelsea fans look rather excited here in the Football Transfer Tavern, after the latest claim from Metro is revealed.
The publication seem to think that the Blues are in line to net one of the hottest properties in football this summer – Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa.
The Spanish international striker is of course someone who has been on Chelsea’s radar for some time now.
As one of our punters notes, they will get to watch him a little bit closer than they may have originally wanted to given the draw between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.
Costa has been prolific this season and has been a major part of the success Atleti have enjoyed. It could well be a golden season for Diego Simeone and his men, given they are leading the pack in La Liga and are of course into the last four of the Champions League – not that Chelsea will be happy with that!
Our landlord points out that had Chelsea possessed a forward who could put the ball into the back of the net on a regular basis, they could well have turned out runaway league leaders, and it is remarkable they have done so well given the toothless attacking trio on their books.
Is this deal really as good as signed behind the scenes? If Atletico win La Liga or the Champions League, why would he want to leave the Spanish capital? Let us know your thoughts below.
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