Atletico Madrid have the almost impossible task of looking for a replacement for Chelsea linked striker Diego Costa.
According to recent reports in the Spanish press, Jose Mourinho’s Blues have struck an agreement with Atletico Madrid to bring Brazilian-born striker Diego Costa to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Despite there being no confirmed statement regarding the protracted deal, Atletico Madrid’s reported interest in like-for-like strikers can only be seen as good news for Chelsea fans.
According to reports in Germany, the latest man reportedly lined-up as a Diego Costa’s replacement is 24-year-old Italian striker Ciro Immobile who was originally sounded as a replacement for Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski.
Tomorrow's @SZ reports that Dortmund want Immobile but fear that he's going to replace Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) abril 21, 2014
The 6ft 1inch striker has been one of Serie A’s success stories this season, as he has helped Torino into the top half by scoring an incredible 20 goals in 26 league appearances.
His progress over the past year or two hasn’t gone unnoticed around Europe, and he recently won his first international cap when he came off the bench in Italy’s recent friendly with Spain.
Ciro Immobile’s agent Marco Sommella recently acknowledged interest from Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side, but it appears his client’s preference would be a move to La Liga.
He is the latest in a long line of strikers to be linked with replacing Costa, ranging from Loic Remy to Javier Hernandez.
With each passing day and more reports regarding possible Diego Costa replacements, it seems Chelsea are edging closer and closer to that much-needed worldclass striker Jose Mourinho’s has craved all season.