Report: Chelsea ready bid for Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa
Chelsea could make a bid for Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa in the January transfer window, according to a report in The Guardian.
The 25 year-old has had a phenomenal start to the new season. He is top scorer in La Liga, with ten goals in nine appearances.
The Brazilian also netted twice on his Champions League debut this week, as Atletico defeated Austria Wien 3-0.
Liverpool bid for Costa in the summer, around £25 million, but the Lagarto-native rebuffed their interest.
He may, however, be more tempted by a switch to Chelsea. It is believed Costa has released fee near the €38 million mark - an outlay that would not be beyond Blues owner Roman Abramovich.