Have Chelsea Swapped Courtois For Diego Costa?

by David on January 27, 2014

Diego Costa is one of the hottest strikers in Europe with most of the biggest clubs in the world interested in signing the Atletico Madrid striker who has scored 19 goals already this season.

But reports out of Spain suggest that Chelsea have agreed in principle to a swap deal that could see Diego Costa come to Stamford Bridge next season, while goalkeeper’s Thibaut Courtois, loan spell at Atletico would become a permanent deal.

The deal makes sense from Chelsea’s perspective for while Courtois is viewed as the best young keeper in Europe thanks to his performances in Spain in the past three seasons, Mourinho seems very happy with Petr Cech.

Not so sure it makes sense from Atletico’s though. While they get a great goalkeeper like Courtois, Costa is valued at a lot more money than the striker. So unless the deal includes Courtois plus say €20m I cannot see it happening.

But it is no secret that Mourinho will spend next summer bringing in that proven goalscorer. Over the last two transfer windows Mourinho has focused on adding young, dynamic players to a midfield that is a good as anyone’s in Europe. The missing piece is the striker, and Diego Costa will certainly fit the need that Chelsea have.


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boniface January 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm

nice one but it’s not wise to let courtois go.if we can remember how sir Alex lose peter cech at the age of 19yrs old claiming that he is too young.cfc can stil leave the young courtois on lone coz we can’t expect 10yrs older than cech to be a cover up for the hot EPL.THANKS MOUR I KNOW U HAVE MORE GREATER THINKING UPSTAIRS.UP CHELSEA 4 LIFE

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Anis January 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm

thats good but not courtois .torres

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Okoro solomon January 27, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Boniface you ar a chelsea fan not more 2 say chelsea bass should think.

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filipini January 27, 2014 at 8:11 pm

De gea was sold for almost 25m to Man utd by AtMad and its easy to rate Courtois as twice better than em! A straight swap without any cash involvement or no deal. Mou show your stubborn attitude and ego to such ppl. Relegate Courtois to bench if he say no to contract extension. Love spurs way of doing business !

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lahtheef January 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

They should think very well this is our future keeper after Czech no body fit take up peter chance chelsea board should not try that kind plan think deeply………

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