Mourinho to sell all four Blues forwards this summer.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign THREE new forwards this summer and is ready to sell all four of the club’s current strikers, CaughtOffside understands.
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Diego Costa of Atletico Madrid is Mourinho’s top choice and the Blues have already held preliminary discussions with their Champions League semi-final opponents as well as the agent of the Brazilian-born Spain international striker.
Costa, 25, has scored 34 goals in 38 appearances this season and will cost the London outfit in excess of £35m.
Mourinho will not be content with just Costa, however, and is also eyeing Ezequiel Lavezzi of PSG and Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic.
It is possible all three players could arrive at Stamford Bridge and Mourinho is ready to allow Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Romelu Lukaku to leave the club to make room for the new additions.
Torres is likely to return to Atletico, possibly as part of the Costa deal, or join Inter Milan, while Eto’o will not be offered a new contract.
Lukaku has bagged 13 league goals on loan at Everton this season but the Belgian youngster is not rated by Mourinho and will be allowed to join the Toffees or Tottenham for around £25m, while Ba is also available.
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