Atletico Madrid Make Chelsea Striker Romelu Lukaku Top Target To Replace Diego Costa

Spaniards keen on Belgian star to take over from departing goal machine.

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Atletico Madrid may look to set up some sort of swap deal with Chelsea that would see Romelu Lukaku head to Spain as part of the deal that sees Diego Costa head to Stamford Bridge, according to Mundo Atletico.

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Costa is widely expected to link up with the Blues either this weekend or early on Monday in a deal thought to be worth around £32m, but reports in Spain are suggesting that Atleti will look to include the powerful Belgian as part of the deal.

Rumours linking Lukaku with Atletico are nothing new, though, and even fellow Blues hit man Fernando Torres has been linked with a switch back to the club.

But the La Liga champions are thought to be taking a greater interest in Lukaku and will look to engineer a deal that sees him head the other way after pointing out that there will be little opportunity for the player to make an impact in west London this coming season.

Lukaku spent the previous campaign on loan at Everton where he struck 16 goals in 33 appearances.

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