Abramovich Refuses To Sign Costa Because He Want’s £54m Hitman Instead

By on April 24, 2014

As we approach the business end of the season clubs are starting to make plans for the summer transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Roman Abramovich wants Edinson Cavani.

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is refusing to sign long-term target Diego Costa because he would prefer to bring Edinson Cavani to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to the Express.

The Blues have been linked with Costa all season and recent reports suggested that a deal was all-but done to take the Brazilian-born striker to West London at the end of the season.

Speculation further increased on Tuesday night when the 25-year-old smiled and waived at Chelsea fans as they sang “we’ll see you next year” after their 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash.

However, the reports coming out of Spain suggest that not only has Costa’s reaction been blown out of proportion by the British media, but that the deal isn’t as close as some have previously thought.

Journalist Filippo Ricci – who works for Gazzetta della Sport as a Spanish correspondent – also played down the incident, saying on Twitter:

“He’s [Costa] a polite guy. Doesn’t understand a word of the chant…”

Fellow Spanish-based journalist Diego Romano then got involved in the debate on the social networking site, claiming that the news coming from the camp of super agent Jorge Mendes suggests that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich doesn’t want to sign Costa as he has his eye on PSG’s Edinson Cavani.

“Last news from Mendes’s camp is that Abramovich said he wouldn’t sign Costa. The russian wants Cavani.” Romano said on Twitter.

It’s certainly an interesting claim and I’m sure Mourinho, and Chelsea fans, would be delighted if the club were able to sign either Costa or Cavani this summer.

PSG are unlikely to be willing sellers if the Blues do go in for Cavani but the Uruguayan may push for a move as he admitted earlier this month that he’ll seek talks with the French champions at the end of the season after being left frustrated at having to play out of position to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Manchester United have also been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old in recent days and are understood to be eyeing a £54m move at the end of the season, but it remains to be seen where Abramovich would be willing to match that kind of offer.

Costa is not only younger but will also be much cheaper, so although the Russian supremo may prefer the idea of signing Cavani, a move for the Atletico striker could be more attainable and easier to pull off.

It’s gearing up to be an intriguing summer and there is little doubt Chelsea will be a different threat if they have either Costa or Cavani spearheading an attack along with the likes of Hazard, Oscar and Willian next season. A potent goal-threat is all the Blues have lacked this campaign so it’s a mouthwatering prospect for Chelsea fans if the club can bring in a marquee hitman this summer.

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33 Comments

  1. G MANYUSA

    April 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Cavani is a very useles but expensive player like Toress, Diego Costa is the best option, watch him play and you will be convinced that you are buying a real striker. He failed to break through at PSG why wasting money on him

  2. emmanuel

    April 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Why chelsea always confuse about strikers?who is cavani to compear wit costa,I don’t see cavani as a deadly striker he’s as d same as torres.diego costa is d best and one of d deadlyest striker,chelsea should pls go 4 him b4 its to late.

  3. Henry stephen

    April 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Diego costa is far far better dan Edinson Cavani,,,Diego Costa s d best and he s very creative.

  4. Henry stephen

    April 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Diego costa is far far better dan Edinson Cavani,,,s d best and he s very creative.

  5. Samora

    April 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Chelsea owner please face your crude business and let Jose buy whoever he likes

  6. yunus afeez

    April 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    i will like to see diego costa in stamford bridge nest season. thanks

  7. yemi

    April 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Diego costa remains my best option, he is younger and deadlier than cavani
    someone close to roman should please tell him to have a rethink. We fans are ready to turn our back at stamford bridge should he not bring costa. COSTA WE WANT YOU ROMAN PLS WE WANT HIM!!!!

  8. richard

    April 24, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    i think u guys are rite we prefer costa dan cavani n i think person like cavani wil b a flop to de team we rather forget abt him n go for de best which is costa

  9. suberu mohammed

    April 24, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    What does abramovich know about football. He should allow mourinho buy the prayer he want. Cavani is the junior brother of torres ooh.

  10. Tetta David

    April 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I see costa at chelsea than cavani.because costa is fast and willing to kill himself for the club.

  11. Rolly

    April 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    We chelsea fans prefare costa than canvani so morino should go for costa

  12. sojistar

    April 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Costa is more better dan cavani. We need costa

  13. isaacson

    April 24, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Why did abramovic didn’t face his Biz for God sake?if he knows anything about managerial stuff,he shouldn’t worry to employ any manager and try to do it by himself.Allow morinho to perform his duty.stop interfering.

  14. isaacson

    April 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Please we want costa not that useless cavani.

  15. ochade emmanuel

    April 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Abrahimovic should go and face his oil busness and stop drinking paracetamol in another mans headache(Morinho). So he signed Shevchenko, Torres and d rest which failed , now he wants to repeat it. If he is gud why waisting his money employing a manager?. Abrahimovic should stop the nonesense and sign the chosen one(COSTA).

  16. Oyedele

    April 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    U guys are right i also prefer costa than cavani. Costa is strong and intelligent in using ball. Pls, Ambramovich leav morinho alone let him do his job

  17. eliud

    April 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    very good own but diego costa is very creactive and young play please buy him

  18. Janny

    April 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Pls we want costa,what cheseal need now is a good straker we dnt need cavani pls i wnt costa

  19. shehu chonoko

    April 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Movic u have started again! Take not, to do a mistake is not a mistake but to repeat a mistake is a mistake. U have don dat 4 shev n tores u still wnt 2 repeat on cavani.

  20. Benjamin

    April 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Diego is a prolific and as good as our legend Mr Drog we want Costa not useless cavani.

  21. Benjamin

    April 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Diego is a prolific striker and as good as our legend Mr Drog we want Costa not useless cavani.

  22. eze simon

    April 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    plz ibrahimovich face ur oil biz,allow jose to buy costa for,cavani is torre decended,plz shld be on his to stamfordbrigde for now.tnx

  23. Julius Faculty

    April 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Abranmovic,chealsea has suffed alot.We need goal scoring machine lyk COASTA nt cavani.Face ur businss nd allow MOUNRINHO 2 do his professional job.We prefer COASTA 2 CAVANI.

  24. Godswill

    April 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Hmmmm abrahimovic u ar too funny as old as u ar ur sense did nt tel u tht coaste is better dan cavani so is better u liv morinho to do his job

  25. Godswill

    April 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Wil need coast nt cavani

  26. basy ezekiel

    April 24, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    any chelsea attacker must av strent and shot lyk drogba. nd coasta dosn’t in any way fit in dat boot so bring in cavani abeg

  27. Sir Mayor G(The only Justice)

    April 25, 2014 at 12:15 am

    We the Chelsea fan prefr Diego Costa than Cavani… Pls our owner just face your oil business nd live our couch(Mourinho) to do his work… We only want the chosen one, nd He is Diego Costa.

  28. Sir Mayor G(The only Justice)

    April 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

    In Diego Costa we Trust.

  29. Romousz Di mosco

    April 25, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Pls boss in my own oppinion,i preffer D.COSTA dan E.CAVANI

  30. Chris okoro

    April 25, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Pls Roman i beg u wit ur much money pls let coasta diego in pls we chelsea have suffered enough wit no goal machine or do u want wot happen to man u happen to us nex season?God forbid,am a true blue give me diego coasta n jackson martinez in d attacking line nex season pls let my couch do his work wit emenalo pls my big man mr Roman jux watch n c ur money play to give us wot we want blue is my colour real one o.

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