Chelsea are odds on to become Diego Costa’s next club, following on from reports that Jose Mourinho is planning a swoop for a high-profile striker in the summer transfer window.
Due to his impeccable form this season Costa has been coveted by a number of European giants, with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal also said to be in contention for his signature. However Paddy Power have Chelsea at 6/4 to be the next team Costa plays for, implying that they’ll be successful should they move for him at the end of the season.
The form of the Blues’ current striking trio - namely Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o - has done little to inspire confidence at Stamford Bridge this year, and rumours suggest it will be either Costa or Monaco’s Radamel Falcao that Mourinho moves for. Whilst the Special One has in the past hinted that he would like to bring the latter to west London, recent quotes from the player himself don’t make the idea of a transfer likely.
That would mean that Chelsea would surely turn to the free-scoring Costa as they look to bolster their frontline. With United at 5/1 and Arsenal at 7/2, the bookies clearly feel that the Blues have the edge in the race, and if Atletico fail to win the league this season then the Spaniard may prefer a move to the Premier League.
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