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Chelsea close in on £48m deals for Atletico Madrid duo

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Chelsea are close in signing deals for Atletico Madrid duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis. According to The Telegraph, the Blues used used Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final tie to continue negotiations with the Spanish outfit.

While Chelsea were throughly linked with Diego Costa in the last few months, it seemed to us a matter of time, before the deal to take fruition. However, Chelsea are keen to sign Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis, which would raise further doubts over Ashley Cole’s future at the club.

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Chelsea had initially targeted Southampton’s prodigy Luke Shaw to fill the left-back role, but they expect the youngster to join Manchester United. Therefore, they’ve shifted their attention towards Luis, who would cost around £17m.

The report says talks between the two clubs have progressed significantly and that both moves have been agreed. Costa, who scored 27 league goals this season, wants to join Chelsea, while the London club are happy to meet his £31m buy-out clause.

It could well happen that Fernando Torres would be allowed to leave the club and the Spanish striker could join his boyhood club Atletico Madrid, while Chelsea will also listen to offers for Romelu Lukaku, who is a reported target of Tottenham.

Furthermore, Chelsea goal keeper Thibaut Courtois, who is on loan to Atletico, is set to return to his parent club next season.

Comments (15)

  1. Common will need your services at stamford bridge.

  2. This will be one of the best moves for the duO and mourinho and his boss should fast track it quickly

  3. Torres should stay in Chelsea. because his time is here again.if Chelsea should allow him to go we will surely regret it.Torres is back let him stay

  4. The duo will be a good addition to chelsea team.

  5. Let’s bring in costa and balotelli in our striking force nd let demba and eto’o leave the while torres should stay.

  6. That is around good news then. Up blues!

  7. addition of costa wil make chelsea attack strong.but mourinho pls get us levezzi to make it stronger.bringing two world class players wil result in fighting for position n dat wil bring high attacking forcet to da club

  8. nice addition to the team

  9. I am a fan of Chelsea and I applaud the acquisition of Diego Costa but please let us get this Lavezzi man from PSG. He is a player in the mould of Diego.He was overshadowed by Edison Cavani and Ibrahimovich. if brought to England all attention will be on Chelsea. If Hazard leaves why not go for Luca Modric of Real Madrid as his replacement. But let’s keep Lukaku as the third option while bringing back Curtois. Chelsea will be a force to reckon with next season

  10. Gud acquisition. Let keep on moving. As for hazard comment, i think he overreacted. He should know dat MOU knows better dan him. He should humble himself so dat he can bcome a great player. Mou is a coach dat every club likes 2 hav, even man untd are still regretn 4 not gettn him.

  11. i support tht guy lukaku to be bkup u can sell hazard nd bring his brother bk senior hazard is a selfish player.

  12. gud signing….but we still need two more strikers like karim benzema,hulk,beto,neymar,higuain or rooney..

  13. Hazard is a cry baby.he needs to mature. He is not a player coach. We dont need his threats let him chicken out and go to psg where he likes. We won against liverpool he never complained. Mourino is the best coach

  14. Jose we need a finishing striker at chelsea this coming season