Fresh from the signing of N’Golo Kante, the Chelsea fans already dancing on the pool tables in the Transfer Tavern, have been handed even further reason to celebrate this evening.
According to Spanish outlet AS, the West London giants could be handed yet another boost in regards to controversial forward Diego Costa.
The Spaniard, majestic in his first campaign at Stamford Bridge, was been strongly linked with a return to Atletico Madrid this summer, after a frustrating time of things last term.
Though his form picked up under Guus Hiddink, suggestions he could return to the Spanish capital have been rife for a number of months now.
However, the report claims that while the 27-year old remains a top target, Los Rojiblancos could turn their attentions elsewhere.
New manager Antonio Conte is understood to want to keep the La Roja ace and will not consider a sale unless the Blues find a suitable replacement.
Having already signed Michy Batshuayi, and being rebuffed in their attempts to land Alvaro Morata, that looks increasingly unlikely.
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