Chelsea is expecting that they conclude signing the Spanish star of Athletic Madrid, Diego Costa with a price tag of €31.8 million which is the amount that his release clause states in his contract.
Diego Costa’s superb season has been one of the main forces behind Athletic Madrid’s title charge. The Spanish attacker scored 36 goals throughout the entire campaign which helped the club on becoming the champions of the Spanish League.
Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign a reliable attacker that can substantially increase Chelsea’s chances of not only winning the Premier League of the upcoming season but their Champions League campaign as well and it seems like he has his eyes targeted on Costa.
Chelsea struggled on scoring goals in this season as they only managed on scoring 71 goals which is a significantly low amount compared to Manchester City’s 102 and Liverpool’s 101.
Thibaut Courtois has helped Athletic Madrid on securing their League title and the Belgian shot-stopper is on the wish-list of many managers and clubs around the world. Barcelona already secured signing the successor of Victor Valdes with Marc Andre Ter-Stegen but they have made contact with staff members of Chelsea in relation to the availability of Courtois.
It will be however incredibly difficult for Barcelona to sign Courtois as the young shot-stopper is expected to make his return to Chelsea after the Champions League match against Real Madrid.
Athletic Madrid is hoping that they can sign a permanent deal for Courtois but Chelsea is reluctant on letting him leave Stamford Bridge as he can step it up and turn into the main goalkeeper of the Premier League club when Petr Cech decides to hang up his boots and retire.