The season may have finished without a trophy if you’re a Chelsea fan but there is good news this morning from Spanish newspaper and website Marca.
It relates to Chelsea’s interest in high profile striker Diego Costa, with the publication suggesting that his agent wants to get him to London to finalise the details of what would be one of the summer’s biggest transfers.
“His agent wants to take him to London, but the club is fighting to hang on to him for at least another season. Seemingly, the player has the same idea,” reads Marca’s report.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made no attempt to hide the fact that he’s keen on getting some attacking firepower into the club this summer, often criticising the striker options available to him last season.
Chelsea seem to want to get a deal for Costa done before the World Cup, which makes sense in more than one aspect.
Firstly, any deal for him is going to be complicated considering the size of the deal.
The transfer fee along is thought to be worth around the £32 million mark and with the cost of a personal package on top, that number could quickly top £50 million.
Liverpool’s deal for Yevhen Konoplyanka fell through last January due to the mass terms involved in modern day transfers, so it’s important to get a dialogue open with the player’s representatives.
Secondly, getting a deal done for him quickly would help Chelsea to avoid a potential bidding war after the World Cup.
Costa is the sort of player who could have a very good tournament for Spain and if he ends the event as top scorer, with a potential winner’s medal then his value and the number of sides interested in him will only increase.
Getting Costa’s agent to London allows Chelsea to ensure that the finer details of the move for the player are covered, which leaves the Blues facing the only obstacle of getting a deal agreed with Atletico Madrid.