Chelsea are bracing themselves for renewed speculation this week regarding Diego Costa, who is rumoured to be the number one target of new Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez.
The Spanish international, is unsettled in London, and a move to the Santiago Bernabeu could be the most likely exit door, with Costa representatives indicating their interest in a big money move.
Spanish journalist Francois Gallardo:
“They [his representatives] have offered Diego Costa to Real Madrid.
“He is a top player and perhaps one of the three best players in the world in his position. An offer arrived on Tuesday and the club like it.”
The loss of Costa would be a big blow to Jose Mourinho, and with Radamel Falcao set to join the Blues on loan this week, that could be the strongest indication that the striker could be on his way..