Chelsea morning news: Staggering cost of Costa deal revealed, United nudge ahead in race for Shaw?

A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

The total cost of getting Diego Costa to Chelsea could amount to around £80 million.

The Irish Independent suggests that the Blues want to make the Atletico Madrid man one of their best paid players to ensure they sign him.

The £32 million fee combined with a reported £48 million personal package in his first contract has generated the figure.

The same publication suggests that Manchester United are confident of persuading Luke Shaw to move to Old Trafford over a switch to Stamford Bridge.

The £30 million rated left-back reportedly told close friends and family that he’d prefer a move to Chelsea.

However, the II suggests that United’s poor season will prompt David Moyes into trying to do a deal before the World Cup this summer.

Fernando Torres may be sacrificed in order to make the deal for Costa go through with Diego Simeone admitting that the Chelsea forward is always on the mind of the club.

Torres created his reputation at Atletico Madrid before his move into English football with Liverpool.

“Fernando is always with us, obviously I have sent messages to him, he is very happy with everything that is happening to this team, he is always present, wishing us luck. Of course he would love to come back,” Simeone is quoted by the Guardian.

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