Report: Chelsea could enter agreement for striker for £40 million

Report: Chelsea could enter agreement for striker for £40 million


After a comparatively mediocre season at Stamford Bridge last year, star striker Diego Costa is hoping for a £40m return ticket to former club Atletico Madrid, according to British news source the Daily Star.

While his poor performance under Argentine manager Jose Mourinho gave way to better results under eventual replacement Guus Hiddink, managing 16 goals in a total of 41 appearances, the 27 year-old has now made it clear to Chelsea management that he wants to leave.

Costa moved to Chelsea from Atletico in 2014 for a fee of £32m, and it’s possible that the Blues stand to make a serious financial gain on any forthcoming sale.

Rumours suggest that his former club are willing to offer at least £40m for his services, and this figure could rise even higher with add-ons and incentives.

What’s almost certain however is that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will have to start looking for some serious talent up front should Costa book his return ticket.



  1. Chelsea should let Griezmann be part of d deal as real Madrid wants to .This condition must work or they should forget Diego Costa .We can’t afford to lose our tried ñ tested one ñ only reliable special fighting striker .After all Chelsea has problems with new signings .

  2. A lot of Chelsea players flopped last year .So that’s no excuse to single Diego Costa ñ sell him .We need him in Chelsea so stop selling .Some Chameleons want to weaken d team for Conte ñ and spark up player exodus in Chelsea .Stop Selling Diego Costa .We could hv taken good money from d Chinese if we wanted to sell .Hòw much will his replacements like Higuain Lewandowski Lukaku Aubamayoug cost because he is far better than these strikers ñ can’t be replaced. Management and Conte should handle this issue. No good team will strengthen another ñ weaken itseĺf . Chelsea released Sturridge Lukaku Debluyne Bertrand Mata Cech on trivial excuses No way for Costa Roberto Martinez taught us how to hold on to players ñ Roma are doing dat with Radja Nianggollan