Chelsea offered two mega swap deals for world-class star

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Atletico Madrid are desperate to sign goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on a permanent basis - and have offered the Belgium international’s parent club Chelsea two multi-million pound swap deals in order to secure his services, according to the Daily Star.

Atleti have tempted Chelsea into selling the world-class 21-year-old by offering either star striker Diego Costa or tenacious midfielder Koke, plus cash.

The Primera Liga title contenders are prepared to pay £8m and throw in Costa - who has a £32m release clause in his contract - as their first offer.

While their second deal involves Koke being offered in part-exchange, along with £16m.

Following the January arrival of Nemanja Matic from Benfica, and the fact Chelsea are keen to sign a new first-choice striker, the west London outfit are likely to be more tempted by option number one.

However, following his successful two-and-a-half year loan spell at the Vicente Calderon, there’s a growing belief that Courtois is on course to become the best goalkeeper of his generation.

Chelsea are reluctant to sell him but, with Petr Cech still a more-than-capable ‘keeper and Courtois reluctant to play second fiddle to the Czech Republic international, Jose Mourinho may agree to do a deal with the Madrid-based club this summer.

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