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Mourinho Wants 26-Goal Hitman To Follow Costa To Chelsea

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants Mario Mandzukic to follow Diego Costa to Chelsea and is willing to use David Luiz as bait to land the Bayern Munich striker

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Chelsea are linked with Mario Mandzukic.

Mario Mandzukic

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants Mario Mandzukic to follow Diego Costa to Chelsea and is willing to use David Luiz as bait to land the Bayern Munich striker, according to reports today.

The Portuguese coach has made no secret of his desire to add to his strike-force after complaining of his ‘lack of real strikers’ on several occasions last season, despite the fact Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres are all on the books at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are expected to complete the signing of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid after next weekends Champions League final but it’s understood the spending wont stop there as Mourinho wants to bring in two top class forwards this summer.

The Mirror claim that next on his hit-list is Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic and the west Londoners are prepared to sacrifice David Luiz in order to land the 27-year-old on the cheap.

Bayern Munich have been strongly linked with Luiz and reports in recent days have suggested that the German giants are confident they can beat Barcelona to a £30m deal for the Brazilian defender.

However, it appears Mourinho is ready to take advantage of Bayern’s interest with the newspaper suggesting that he’s demanding the Bundesliga giants pay around £15m and include Mandzukic in any deal for Luiz.

Mandzukic is expected to leave the Allianz Arena this summer as he’s set to fall further down Guardiola’s pecking order when Robert Lewandowski arrives from Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea have been tracking the Croatian international all season and the Mirror suggest they will offer him a five-year contract worth around £6m per season if he agrees to make the move to Stamford Bridge.

Many feel Mandzukic doesn’t fit in to Guardiola’s system at Bayern but he still managed an impressive 26 goals in 48 games last season after scoring 22 in 40 games during his first year at the club following his move from Wolfsburg in 2012, so he’s certainly an established goal-scorer at the highest level.

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It would be a shrewd piece of business if the Blues can pull it off as not only will they sell a player who has been deemed as surplus to requirements, but they will get a proven goal-scorer in exchange AND actually make a £15m profit on the deal.



  1. Timothy masinde

    May 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    We need costa at the momnt

  2. Abdulkadir Abafita

    May 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Lukaku and Costa will be special front men for Chealsea’s future(new!

  3. Iddirisu sadick

    May 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I suggest chelsea should sell Torres and Ba. Because Eto’o’s contract is running out in july. So D.Costa and mandzukic will be the perfect foward for chelsea.
    The midfield is also getting weak because lampard is aged. And luiz is understood to be part of mandzukic’s deal.
    So ross Barkley of Everton or juve’s vidal will be a good signing for chelsea in partnership with matic and van Gingel. So lukaku should be part of ross deal because, Everton are said to be interested in the prolific stricker.

  4. kalvinc

    May 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Costa and Mario i think they are good for the job.

  5. woury barry

    May 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    mario and coster and lukaku is prefect for us nix sissing their will mak it chelsea

  6. woury barry

    May 17, 2014 at 12:02 am

    mario and coster and lukaku is prefect for us nix sissing their will mak it chelsea please try to get tham new this ligue is sure had new try not sin lampard agin

  7. mike evans

    May 17, 2014 at 12:41 am

    i bliv Torres,costa nd mario ll mek chelsea very hot nxt ssn

  8. Ekiozigha tobisky

    May 17, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Let dem sell Torres and Ba so that may buy Diego Costa an mandzukic this two players good for chelsea.

  9. Cusion

    May 17, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Ba, eto’o and even matic, should make way for chelsea talking of strike, i think this three hit man is ok for us torres, coasta, and mandzukic

  10. Bashiru Adeniyi

    May 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Are who be like ti see Costar $ Torres $ Mandzukic please sell Ba $ Mikel $ don’t put pen on Lampard again Up Chelsea! Up Mourinho.

  11. Solomon

    May 17, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I think we shuld sell ba,Torres ,mikel ,plz give lampard a new deal ,his a legend,Costa ,lukaku an manzu is ok for Chelsea ,love Chelsea here in Nigeria

  12. geoffrey chanda

    May 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    costa and lukaku can do a dirty job at chelsea

  13. big balo

    May 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I think chelsea need torres mazuki nd costa so let sell ba lukaku………..up chelsea

    • Tyinel simpson

      May 20, 2014 at 5:34 am

      Hope you not planning to sell hazard….sell Torres BA.

  14. Tikwaji

    May 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Torres,costa and maduzki,d best strike force in worl,with dis guys,everything this season is4 chelsea.

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