Mourinho should seek other options if signing Costa means losing Courtois

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A deal Chelsea will live to regret?

Date: 28th January 2014 at 6:10pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Chelsea’s search for a new striker following failed attempts at prising Wayne Rooney from Manchester United has taken them to Atletico Madrid, where Diego Costa’s form has seen him establish equal footing with Europe’s most prolific marksmen. Atletico are in a position where they’ll need to sell, and with the Spanish international likely to fetch a higher fee than any other player in Diego Simeone’s squad, it makes sense to sell if it amounts to retaining the core of the team. But does it make sense for Chelsea? Atletico won’t waver on Costa’s current release clause, said to be £32 million. They need to sell, but they’ll be determined to extract as much as they can from a player who could very well spark a bidding war among Europe’s elite. Atletico are further strengthened ... Read More


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