Stamford Bridge side ready to make big money offer for La Liga hot-shot.
Chelsea are to launch a £35m bid for Atletico Madrid ace Diego Costa, arguably the ideal man to lead the Blues attack.
The Metro believe Jose Mourinho is looking to bring in the Brazilian born Spanish international, who has scored 31 goals in all competitions this term.
The 25 year old’s form has helped Diego Simeone’s side mount a genuine La Liga title challenge and into the Champions League quarter-finals and is a player the Argentine manager won’t want to lose this summer.
Costa may well feel he has gone as far as he can at the Vicente Calderon and can no doubt command a big pay-rise should he move to Stamford Bridge.
Fernando Torres has continued to fail in front of goal, Demba Ba is rarely used and Samuel Eto’o is not only in the latter stages of his career but is also out of contract at the end of the season.
Incredibly only 15 of Chelsea’s 65 Premier League goals have come from their striking trio, testament to the fact that Mourinho must invest in that department as soon as the transfer window re-opens.
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