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Costa's future at Stamford Bridge has been placed in doubt.

Chelsea considering swapping Diego Costa for Atletico Madrid's Jackson Martinez

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Chelsea could be set to make a sensational move for Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez in exchange for Diego Costa.

According to Sky Sports, the Blues are considering cutting their losses on the controversial Spaniard two years after purchasing him for £32 million.

Atletico signed Martinez just six months ago for £25 million, though he has since struggled to prove himself.

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Regarding a potential move to west London, Martinez's agent Henrique Pompeo told AS: "I can't say it's a lie, this is football and nobody knows what the future holds, what I can say is that Jackson isn't a player who leaves a club unless it's through the front door."

Costa played an integral part in Chelsea's title success last season but has since failed to impress, with controversy largely shrouding his performances.

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Martinez would certainly offer a less controversial option but is not without flaws himself, having scored only two league goals since his much publicised move to 2014's Champions League runners up.

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His previous form in Portugal for Porto, however, might offer Chelsea fans some solace. The Columbia international scored an incredible 92 goals in all competitions across three seasons for the Portuguese side.

A key factor in deciding both Costa and Martinez's fate is the future of current Atletico manager Diego Simeone, who has been heavily linked with Chelsea in recent weeks.

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Having won the Europa League, Copa Del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Cup Winners Cup and one La Liga title in just four years at the club, Simeone has quickly become one of football's most in-demand coaches.

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