Much has been made in regards to Diego Costa’s future at Chelsea by the punters propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern this summer.
Indeed, the Blues in the bar want to see him stay at Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte seemingly wants him out, while Costa himself is thought to want a return to former club Atletico Madrid.
So, what do the club themselves actually want? Well, reports emanating out of Italy have shed some light on that very matter.
According to CalcioMercato, those behind the scenes in west London are eager to sell the striker to AC Milan this summer. With Atleti facing a transfer ban until the January 2018 window, the Blues aren’t thought to be willing to wait that long.
After a pretty poor period by their standards, the Rossoneri have splashed the cash this summer and have previously been reported to have held talks with super agent Jorge Mendes, who represents the 28-year-old forward.
It’s a sad end to Costa’s time in west London, with many of our resident Chelsea fans wondering what could have been, had he not fallen out with Antonio Conte.
Selling Costa as soon as possible is vitally important for Chelsea. Letting the situation linger on for a few more weeks – potentially into the season – will create a negative feeling around the club and the Blues know all about imploding under such a cloud.
If interest in Milan is real, Chelsea should explore the option extensively.
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