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Agent for Diego Costa replacement confirms Chelsea interest

When Diego Costa left Atletico Madrid in the 2014 transfer window, the La Liga giants eventually chose Porto scoring machine Jackson Martinez as his replacement. With Costa now struggling at Chelsea, the Blues appear interested in following suit and getting Martinez to replace him. The latest report out of Spain indicates that Martinez could very well be headed to Stamford Bridge.

According to the Metro [per Football Espana], the agent for Jackson Martinez, Henrique Pompei, has confirmed that Chelsea are interested in the 29-year-old striker but added that he does not know whether anything will come of it.

‘Jackson wants to succeed at Atletico, but it’s the club who will decide his future,’ Pompei said.

‘I can’t say (Chelsea’s interest) is a lie, this is football and no-one knows what will happen in the future.’

Prior to his £25.8 million move to Atletico Madrid, Martinez scored 20 league goals or more in three straight seasons for Porto – and scored 92 times in all competitions for the Portuguese giants. Since moving to La Liga, however, Martinez has struggled to find the goalpost, scoring just three times in fifteen total appearances between La Liga and the Champions League.

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