Diego Costa has always seemed destined to leave Chelsea under somewhat unceremonious circumstances and that could well be the case this summer, with the Spain international claiming manager Antonio Conte has instructed him to find a new club.
Although it remains to be seen whether that message has been delivered from the Italian alone or the club’s hierarchy, it appears Costa’s days at Stamford Bridge are well and truly numbered – and likely running out quickly.
In terms of potential next destinations, former employers Atletico Madrid come to mind – although their transfer embargo could stand in the way – as does the Chinese Super League after Costa attracted interest from the Far East in January.
But we’re prepared to suggest another option far closer to home – Manchester United. Jose Mourinho and Costa certainly didn’t part on the best of terms in December 2015, but the Red Devils have cooled their interest in Antoine Griezmann to focus on signing an out-and-out centre-forward and the Chelsea striker is one of the best around.
He could well be the Zlatan Ibrahimovic replacement United appear to be searching for. So, Red Devils fans, would you back a summer swoop for Costa? Let us know by voting below…