Chelsea’s Spanish forward, Diego Costa, refuses to rule out a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer according to reports in Spain.
Costa, 28, had spoken to Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte in the summer regarding a move back to Spain and his former club, Atletico Madrid, but Conte refused to sell the forward.
In the January transfer market, speculation arose that Costa wanted a move to China and refused to play for the London club. Though this was just rumours and Costa stayed and retained his position in the starting line up, Chelsea fans are not completely sure as to whether he will still be at the club come the summer.
Speaking to Spanish radio station El Laguero, Costa said “Now I’m doing very well at Chelsea but do not rule out anything in the future”.
With Costa’s uncertainty at the club, Chelsea will look to sign another forward. Romelu Lukaku, former Chelsea player, could be tempted to return after refusing to sign a long term contract at current club, Everton as reported by Newsigning here a couple of weeks ago.
Chelsea have also been linked with Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata over the past 2 years and with rumours of Morata’s girlfriend house hunting in London, Chelsea’s pursuit of a forward seems to be top of their transfer list.
Another option for Chelsea could be a swap deal involving Diego Costa and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, who is attracting interest from Manchester United and Barcelona.
Belgian Michy Batshuayi has found it difficult to earn a place in the starting line up and Chelsea may look to loan the Belgian out, as they did with Lukaku when at the club.