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Stamford Bridge side very keen on landing Atletico Madrid ace.

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Chelsea are reportedly very keen on Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa and are ready to offer the La Liga side Romelu Lukaku in a part exchange deal for the in-form striker according to TuttoMercato.

Costa has scored an astonishing 17 goals in 15 La Liga starts this season and is hopeful of forcing his way into the Spanish national team set-up having opted to represent Spain over his native Brazil.

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Jose Mourinho could well do with a prolific marksman to lead his Blues attack having seen Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o score just five Premier League goals between them this season.

The Chelsea manager opted to send Belgian youngster Lukaku out on a season long loan deal to Everton despite the 20 year old impressing during the club’s pre-season fixtures and has then seen the powerful forward net eight goals in 12 Premier League appearances for the Toffees.

Despite this good form Mourinho will look to use the former Anderlecht as bait in his pursuit of Costa, an offer that may well tempt Atletico boss Diego Simeone.

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