Chelsea boss refuses to discuss £32m Man United & Arsenal target

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho refused to discuss the club's link with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa in his press conference today, reports the Daily Star.

Earlier reports had suggested that Chelsea could offer Atletico Thibaut Courtois - who is currently on loan at the La Liga club - in exchange for their prize asset. 

It appears that the 'Special One' has now turned his attention to the La Liga forward as former target Wayne Rooney now looks set to commit his long term future to the Red Devils. 

The striker, who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United and Arsenal, has a £32m release clause in his contract, however Mourinho refused to discuss his side's link with the star. 

Speaking to reporters, Mourinho said: "I cannot speak about Diego Costa. About Courtois I can because he's our player."

"Kevin De Bruyne [leaving] was expected, Juan was unexpected and Matic we needed for the balance of our team.

"We have six wingers and no.10s and our squad is more balanced now.

"I think are objectives are going well."

It remains to be seen as to whether the Blues step up in their persuit for the striker in the coming months. 

However, Mourinho's immediate attention will turn to Chelsea's Premier League fixture with West Ham tomorrow night. The Blues will be looking to secure three points at Stamford Bridge as they look to continue their charge to the Premier League title. 

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