Chelsea morning round-up: Offer upped for Costa, Mourinho's claim over Drogba

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A round up of news this morning related to Chelsea.

Chelsea have upped their offer to sign Douglas Costa from Shakhtar Donetsk by over £2 million according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims the Blues saw an opening bid of around £16 million rejected for the player.

He’s said that moving to Chelsea and the chance to work with boss Jose Mourinho would both be a ‘dream’. He was reportedly a target for the Blues back in the days when he was a teenager.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba wants to stay at the club beyond this season according to the Guardian.

Drogba says he’s keen to remain in the picture at Stamford Bridge after his current deal expires.

The Guardian suggests that he’ll work promoting the club down a number of different avenues once he’s finished playing.

Manager Jose Mourinho has been quoted by ESPN calling Drogba the best value manager ever.

Mourinho has detailed how he felt he was right to demand the club signed the striker for £24 million during his first spell as Chelsea manager.

Mourinho made the claim during a speech at a dinner held by the Football Writers Association.

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