Stamford Bridge side hope to use custodian as bait in pursuit of La Liga goal machine.
Chelsea will look to use loaned out keeper Thibaut Courtois as bait in their pursuit of a much needed striker signing according to Sports Direct News.
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Blues boss Jose Mourinho is willing to allow 21 year old Belgian keeper Courtois complete a permanent switch to the Vicente Calderon in exchange for La Liga goal machine Diego Costa.
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It’s a deal that may not interest Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone given the amazing form Costa has displayed this term, the 25 year old thus far netting 15 goals in 15 top tier appearances.
That said Courtois is considered one of the safest pairs of hands in football right now, but clearly Mourinho is still happy to stick with perennial first choice Petr Cech.
Costa may be interested in a move to Stamford Bridge, where he would no doubt receive a hefty pay-rise and is perhaps more likely to challenge for major silverware.
Though Atletico Madrid are currently separating Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid it is likely that in time the Bernabeu outfit will overhaul their local rivals.
Chelsea’s attack is certainly their weakness at present with a lack of cutting edge perhaps in danger of derailing attempts to pick up either a Premier League or Champions League title in Mourinho’s first season back at the West London club.
His current strike trio of Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have netted just five of Chelsea’s total of 28 Premier League goals, indeed loaned out Everton forward Romelu Lukaku has outscored his striking rivals combined with relative ease.
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