Diego Costa has told Sky Italia that he knows he will have options to move during the summer, after his highly impressive season at Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has hinted at the possibility of a move to Chelsea in the summer, after he helped knock them out of the Champions League this evening.
Costa, who scored Atleti’s second of the match, in their 3-1 victory, from the penalty spot, has been the subject of a protracted transfer saga linking him with Chelsea and he told reporters after the match that he knows that there is interest in him from elsewhere.
"Chelsea in my future? We'll see, I know there are offers for me. I feel well here at Atlético. Let's see," the 25-year-old said to Sky Italia.
Costa has been a revelation for Diego Simeone’s men this season – spearheading their attack as they look to complete a European and domestic double that few people would have predicted at the start of the season.
The Brazilian born front-man, who has pledged his national allegiance to Spain, has been a reported target of Jose Mourinho’s for a long time now as he looks to bolster his attacking options for next season.
Chelsea currently have Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba competing for places up-front, whilst Romelu Lukaku will also return from a season-long loan spell with Everton over the summer to give the Portuguese manager even more of a selection dilemma.
But Mourinho is known to want to add a proven quality striker to his squad and Costa certainly fits the bill.
He has scored 35 times in just 41 appearances this campaign and, if Chelsea can add a striker of his quality, then Mourinho may just feel that he has found the missing piece of the jigsaw, to complete his squad.