With surprise reports that Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants to leave the club and return to Spain after just one season, here’s a look at eight realistic replacements the Blues could try to sign in this summer’s transfer window…
1) Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)
One of the best young strikers in Europe this season, Lyon starlet Alexandre Lacazette hit 31 goals in an amazing season and has been linked several times with Chelsea and other big clubs.
2) Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain)
A long-time target for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, PSG striker Edinson Cavani is another big name who would be an excellent like-for-like replacement for Costa up front, bringing goals and a physical presence to the Chelsea attack.