Blues are set to move for the forward this summer.
La Liga giants Atletico de Madrid are keen to get in-demand front man Diego Costa to put pen to paper on a contract extension in order to ward off interest in the player from many of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The Brazil-born attacker is currently one of the Continent’s most sought-after players after turning in a number of fine displays up front so far in this campaign for Diego Simeone’s high flying La Liga outfit.
And as a result of the striker’s red-hot form in front of goal, the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are all understood to be keen on luring the Spain international to the Premier League next season.
In fact, the Merseyside giants actually came desperately close to landing Costa last summer when Reds boss Brendan Rodgers met the value of the 25-year-old’s release clause in his contract at the Vincente Calderon, only for his employers to then offer their star man a new bumper deal that now ties the player to the Spanish capital until June 30 2018.
However, Atleti officials now want to extend that deal by a further 12 months before this summer’s World Cup gets under way so that they can also then once again increase the size of Costa’s release clause which currently stands at £41m.