Stamford Bridge side set to welcome in in-form striker.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he expects to welcome in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa to strengthen his misfiring attack with the Chelsea boss quoted in the Marca as stating the signing was imminent, but at what cost?
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There is no denying the 25 year old has had an excellent season but the amount Chelsea are set to invest in the Brazilian born Spanish international is mind-blowing.
As well as covering the forward’s £32m release clause the five year deal that Costa will be handed will amazingly bring the total cost to an amazing £80m according to the Daily Telegraph.
Now whilst it’s true that Chelsea’s crop of strikers in 2013/14 all failed to deliver the goods, with Samuel Eto’o having now left the Stamford Bridge outfit and Demba Ba and Fernando Torres both putting in disappointing displays, however Jose Mourinho could have opted to welcome in Romelu Lukaku into his first team set-up for 2014/15 but instead a bid to bring in Costa will surely leave the Belgian pushing for a permanent exit.
Lukaku has scored 17 and 15 Premier League goals in respective loan spells at West Brom and Everton but still, for whatever reason, Mourinho doesn’t see the 21 year old as part of his plans.
Instead he opts to bring in a fairly one-dimensional striker who has had just one good season to his name. That’s a calculated risk that could well backfire for the Chelsea manager.
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