Chelsea are set to rekindle a move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Douglas Costa after a deciding against a move for the Brazilian in January, opting to bring in Juan Cuadrado instead, according to the latest reports in the Mirror.
After Jose Mourinho decided to offload Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah, it was inevitable that Chelsea would be looking to replace the wide-men and Costa was one of the names mentioned, the Mirror suggests.
Chelsea have been visibly conforming to UEFA’s FFP regulations in recent months, consciously balancing the books as they looked to sell players before making any move potential arrivals. In the summer, David Luiz and Romelu Lukaku were sold for large sums of money which made the signings of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas financially possible.
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However, after recently announcing a record sponsorship deal with Japanese company Yokohoma Rubber, Chelsea can now spend big again without the pressures of FFP (via Evening Standard).
Should the Shakhtar star arrive, it may become slightly awkward for Cuadrado who has struggled to impose himself since signing for the club with Mourinho notoriously known for his short patience.