Chelsea line up £80m triple Atletico raid

Chelsea are keen to splash close to £80m to secure the signatures of Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Diego Godin from Atletico Madrid this summer, according to reports from AS.

The Blues are set for a big few months of transfer activity, with Jose Mourinho desperate to add proven quality to his squad after watching them narrowly miss out on a Premier League and Champions League double last term.

Costa has been a target for Chelsea for some time, but now it has emerged that Filipe and Godin are also on the Londoners’ radar.

It is understood that a figure of just over £80m would be needed to get all three players, which Stamford Bridge side can stretch to with David Luiz set to seal a £50m switch to PSG in the coming days.

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Costa is likely to cost around £30m-£35m and is seen as the top target give Mourinho’s desire to get a proven goalscorer in.

Filipe meanwhile is seen as a replacement for Ashley Cole – who will be released soon – after impressing during Atleti’s run to the Champions League Final and shock La Liga triumph.

Godin also starred in a number of big games, and is widely seen as one of Spanish football’s top centre-backs.

The defensive duo are likely to cost close to £50m combined.

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