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Chelsea And Atletico Officials Meet To Discuss Thibaut Courtois And Diego Costa Swap Deal

Belgium shot stopper has still to play for the Blues. 

Officials from Chelsea and Atletico de Madrid have met to discuss the possibility of a swap deal involving goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and front man Diego Costa next season, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Star.

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The Premier League giants and the high flying Liga outfit held face-to-face discussions in London last week where it is understood that Atleti put forward two proposals to the west London club.

The first involved Atletico offering £16m plus their in-demand Spain international midfielder Koke in exchange for the Blues shot stopper, who is currently spending a season-long loan at the Vincente Calderon.

Meanwhile, the Spaniards were also willing to pay £8m as well as including their prolific Brazil-born striker Costa as part of any deal for the west London club’s 21-year-old keeper.

However with  Courtois, who has been at Stamford Bridge for the past three years now, although the Belgium international is yet to actually play a single match for his employers as yet, contracted to the Uefa Europa League holders until June 2016, Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho knows that he will have to make a definitive decision about the player’s future this summer.