Chelsea

Chelsea ready to offer top-player as makeweight for £36m striker

GriezmannChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are enduring another hangover on Monday morning, after they used the weekend to sink many pints in commiseration after their eighth defeat in 15 Premier League matches.

They’re determined for their club to complete huge pieces of business in the New Year, uttering the latest reports in hushed voices in order to not increase their headache, but the volume level was raised due to one particular report.

Fichajes states Chelsea are ready to use Diego Costa as makeweight to bring Antoine Griezmann to West London, as they’re open to letting the Spanish striker return to his former employers.

Costa has endured a difficult campaign, netting just four goals, and has been dropped for the last two Premier League matches- with Eden Hazard preferred to the Spaniard in the defeat to Bournemouth.

Chelsea are desperate to land Griezmann and are prepared to pay £36m for the French international but offering Costa may bolster their chances, as it would give Atletico a direct replacement and a lump-sum of cash.

Blues fans in the bar, awaiting their hangover cure, believe the main issue would be persuading Griezmann to join their faltering club as they state there is little to offer the exceptional striker at the moment.

Chelsea fans, would you swap Costa for Griezmann? Let us know in the comments below!

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