Chelsea Linked With Big-Money Striker Swap Deal

By on December 29, 2013

With the January transfer window just around the corner, managers will be working hard to identify potential new signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Chelsea are linked with a big-money swap deal.

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Atletico Madrid are ready to offer Chelsea highly-rated striker Diego Costa in exchange for on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to the Mirror.

Courtois has spent the last two-and-a-half years on loan at the Vicente Calderon and has been hugely impressive between the sticks with Atletico understood to be keen on signing him on a permanent basis next summer.

The Mirror claim that Chelsea have told the La Liga outfit to forget about landing the Belgium star as they want Courtois to return to England after next summers World Cup and join a Premier League team on loan for the 2014/15 season.

However, the newspaper suggests that Atletico are so desperate to sign the 21-year-old stopper that they are now prepared to offer the Blues striker Diego Costa or midfielder Koke in a player-plus-cash swap deal.

Costa has been in red-hot form this season and the report states that he is one of the players Jose Mourinho is keen on taking to Stamford Bridge to solve his striker problems, so it will be interesting to see how Chelsea respond if the Spaniard’s do offer the Brazilian hitman in exchange for Courtois.

A swap deal could be very tempting for Chelsea as they need a top quality striker but with Petr Cech still at the club, Courtois could be seen as dispensable, so if they could get their hands on Costa it might just be enough to persuade Mourinho into doing a deal.

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Would you swap Courtois for Costa? Share your views below.

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3 Comments

  1. Antonio

    December 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    We wil neva swap Courtois 4 anybody, nt even 4 Messi.
    Courtois is d best keepa in d world. Xo if we want 2 exchnge hm, dat shud b 4 Ronaldo n Diego Costa. We hav money. We can buy. We’r nt poor. Xo d shud cum 4 Cech rada. Cech shud b d 1 goin nt Courtois.

    I sey it n i stil sey it again. If we sell Courtois, we wil suffa.
    Wot does Atl see in Courtois dats d wnt 2 exchange?

    We dnt want as exchnge o o o. We wil buy Lewandowski & Balotelli. But 4 Courtois, we wil neva sell him

  2. kenix

    December 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    pls leave coutious out of dis bizness , jst buy good striker for mouthrino

  3. Henry

    January 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Itz a good deal….though we nid courtios bt wen nid to face our current problem wic is a striker witout a striker chelsea as u see wont be able to kill games…nd as for chelsea going to waste dere own 35m or50m to by costa it is waste we already lost about 49m last year. If it manages to go through it will be win win ..we hv a striker nd got money dey got d kepa

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