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Former Chelsea midfielder Tiago key to landing Costa and Luis at Bridge

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Former Chelsea player Tiago Mendes, who could rejoin the club in summer on a free transfer, played a key role in persuading Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to join Stamford Bridge in the summer.

tiagooo 693272c Former Chelsea midfielder key to landing €50m worth of players at Bridge

Last week El Confidencial reported that renowned Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes was due to meet Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin to conclude a €50m deal for Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.

Chelsea are close to wrapping up a deal for Costa, having already completed a medical, with The Telegraph reporting they expect to seal the deal within this week. Likewise, a deal for Luis isn’t far away either with Atletico having signed his replacement, Guilherme Siqueira. 

El Confidencial now reports Tiago played a huge part in convincing the two players to join Chelsea. He took the role of a motivator and urged them to join the Blues. It is his drive from behind that helped the deal function smoothly.

Tiago, who was signed by Jose Mourinho, during his first spell at Chelsea, could also return back to the club on a free transfer.

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Comments (5)

  1. Good signings, hope 2 see u all wearing blue jerseys next month during pre season training!

  2. Having Tiago,Felipe Luis,Costa and Courtouis playing together in the same team with Chelsea together with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard, Wilian, Salah and Schurrle is definitely going to be a drooling moment for all Chelsea fans. These are all attack minded players and Mourinho could probably change his style of play come nextg season, just like what he did to Real Madrid when he had the offensive players at his own disposal.
    Mourinho hasnt stop in his pursuit of other good attacking players yet, and that shows he’s very keen to change the team’s style of play next term.

  3. Hope they all be a good signing 4 such a term like d blues and having costa luis tiago fabregas hazard willian andre oscar matic and manzukic all such player re world class player hope see all of them in blues jaysey next season

  4. We want to see them in Blue.

  5. good sign 4 chelsea fc to see Costa Luis tiago fabregas and mangala up bleus