Stamford Bridge side chase La Liga hot-shot.
Chelsea are ready to meet the £32m release clause written into Diego Costa’s Atletico Madrid contract according to Football Direct News.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich is ready to fork out the sum as Jose Mourinho frantically searches for a prolific goal-scorer to lead his attack.
Mourinho has identified Brazilian born Spanish international Costa as the ideal man for the job with the 25 year old having netted an impressive 23 goals in 27 La Liga starts and netted 31 in total across all competitions in 2013/14.
His form and burgeoning partnership with veteran David Villa has helped Diego Simeone’s side to mount a genuine La Liga title challenge but Atletico Madrid are well versed in the act of selling their top performers with the likes of David de Gea, Fernando Torres and Sergio Aguero leaving the Vicente Calderon in recent seasons.
Mourinho may well elect to offload misfiring forwards Demba Ba and Fernando Torres whilst Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o may be reticent about extending his stay at Stamford Bridge following the derogatory comments the Chelsea manager made in relation to his age.
Costa may well be tempted by a move to the West London club, not least as he would presumably secure a big pay-rise if he did so.
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