Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is in contract renewal talks, putting Chelsea’s plans to sign him this summer in ruins
The free-scoring forward, with 26 in 29 appearances this season, is a long-term Chelsea target with Jose Mourinho eager to improve his striking options.
Mourinho has criticised his attackers’ output this season, but he could face missing out on the Brazil-born ace as Atletico are desperate to keep hold of their man.
The 25-year-old has a contract with the La Liga title hopefuls until 2018 but the club want to extend that further – and insert a whopping release clause. (TalkSport)
If Chelsea do miss out there are other target they can pursue