Chelsea striker Diego Costa has recently confirmed that he is no longer in coach Antonio Conte’s plans.
For Everton, this could mean that they may have more strength in their negotiating position over a transfer for striker Romelu Lukaku, who is reportedly a priority target of the Premier League Champions.
Chelsea will now likely intensify their aims to get Lukaku in order to make him the clubs first choice striker ahead of next season. Everton will now probably be able to negotiate a better deal in their favor as Chelsea will be intent on landing the striker.
Given that Michy Batshuayi could be open to leaving Stamford Bridge in order to play more first team football, Chelsea could include him as part of the deal for the Toffees.
It remains to be seen if Everton manager Ronald Koeman is a fan of Batshuayi however the news from Costa will certainly benefit the Merseyside club.