Fernando Torres willing to swap places with Diego Costa

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Chelsea's chances of sealing a move for Atletico Madrid superstar Diego Costa have been boosted as Fernando Torres has revealed he would be keen on going back to his former side in a possible swap deal.

The Chelsea striker moved to Liverpool from Atletico Madrid for £20million in July 2007 before moving to Stamford Bridge for £50million in 2011.

Torres has failed to replicate the kind of form he showed at Anfield during his time at Chelsea and now looks to be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit door.

Jose Mourinho has highlighted his striking options as a major weakness in his side and has subsequently identified Costa as the man to bolster Chelsea's chance of winning silverware.

Reports had suggested that Costa and Torres could be on the verge of swapping places and the Chelsea star has not ruled out the possibility of moving back to Spain.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror: "In football, you never know.

"You don’t know where you’re going to be tomorrow, in a week’s time or in 10 years’ time. How can I answer that question?

“You never know where life is going to take you. There’s nothing to say I’d end up with Diego Simeone here (at Chelsea) or at Atleti.

"Who could have told me that I was going to coincide with Rafa Benitez at two different English clubs?”

Chelsea would have to offer Torres plus cash if they are going to have any chance of enticing Costa away from Atletico Madrid as he has a £32million release clause inserted into his contract.

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