After Saturday’s lame showing up front at Villa Park, it is now abundantly clear that Chelsea must sign a top-class goal poacher for next season if the west London club are to have any hope whatsoever of sustaining a challenge both at home and abroad, and these are the five front men that Blues head coach Jose Mourinho should be looking to bring to Stamford Bridge this summer …
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Diego Costa (Atletico de Madrid)
The Uefa Europa League holders have been heavily linked with the Brazil-born attacker for some time now as question marks continue to be raise about the player’s future at the Vicente Calderon on the back of yet another prolific season in front of goal by the Atletico striker.
And despite the fact that the newly capped Spain international recently put pen to paper on a new bumper long-term deal that now keeps Costa in the Spanish capital until the summer of 2018, the attacker does have a much-publicised buyout clause in that deal that would enable Mourinho to land his man next season.