Atletico Madrid`s Diego Costa `is the man Chelsea want: Jose Mourinho
London: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly told the club`s hierarchy that signing a world striker should be their key priority during this summer transfer window and has told his club that Atletio Madrid star Diego Costa is the `man he wants`.
The club is ready to go all out to sign Costa from Atletico Madrid this summer and have made the striker their top transfer target despite Mourinho`s links to Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao .
According to Metro.co.uk, Costa`s excellent form in La Liga, scoring 21 goals in 26 matches, has not gone unnoticed and despite Paris Saint-German and Real Madrid linked to the star`s service, Chelsea believes that they are in pole position to sign him.
Chelsea are reportedly considered to value Costa at 27 million pounds, which is below is release clause, but a fee that could be accepted if the player pushes for a switch away.
Atletico are already looking for another striker to fill Coasta`s gap as the club is well aware of their strikers rising stock and they are certain that offers would arrive for their leading light in the summer, the report added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Like SAARC, should India boycott Pak in Heart of Asia conference?
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Iraqi army inches close to Baghdadi in Mosul- Report
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- LIVE: Jayalalithaa's condition critical after suffering cardiac arrest, huge crowd gathers outside Apollo hospital
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video
- Gujarat man who disclosed Rs 14,000 crore unaccounted wealth goes missing
- RBI to issue new Rs 20, Rs 50 notes; old notes to remain legal tender