Stamford Bridge side to make big money offer for Atletico Madrid ace.
Chelsea are ready to offer £30m plus the services of flop forward Fernando Torres in return for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa according to the Daily Express.
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The Stamford Bridge side plan to open negotiations with the Vicente Calderon side after their Champions League encounter with the La Liga table toppers and Diego Simeone may struggle to keep hold of his prized asset.
Atletico Madrid are well versed in selling their top talents with the likes of Sergio Aguero, David de Gea and the aforementioned Torres in recent seasons and the huge salary increase Chelsea will be able to offer Costa may be hard to turn down.
The 25 year old Brazilian born Spanish international has netted 27 La Liga goals this season, separating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the domestic goal-scoring charts, and his efforts have led Atletico to mount a genuine title challenge as well as into the final stages of the Champions League.
Torres has proven a massive failure since his £50m move to Stamford Bridge and a return to his former club may well interest the Spanish international and his move back may also take the sting out of the loss of their top scorer and would see the 30 year revive his partnership with experienced ace David Villa, with the duo at one point being one of the most feared national team strike pairings in world football.
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