Chelsea give striker two-weeks to save his future
Chelsea have reportedly given striker Diego Costa just two-weeks to save his future at Stamford Bridge.
The Spaniard has come under severe scrutiny so far this season after struggling for confidence and struggling for goals, despite his flying start to life in England last season.
Costa had a brilliant debut season for Chelsea, finishing as their club’s top goalscorer, but officials at the club still hold doubts over the controversial striker.
The board at Stamford Bridge wanted the striker out over the summer due to his issues with the FA and also his injury problems, but it was Jose Mourinho who convinced the club to keep hold of him.
Strikers In Mind To Replace Costa
However, just a couple of months into the new season, Mourinho is now also tempted to replace the Spaniard, and has a few names in mind.
Gonzalo Higuain, Harry Kane and Antoine Griezmann have all been linked, and it’s now emerged that Chelsea have given Costa an official two-week warning.
The 27-year-old has only scored four goals so far this season and has been one of the reasons behind Chelsea’s poor start to the new campaign, which has seen them win just four league games.
To make things worse for Costa, he came to blows with Mourinho at half-time during the Maccabi Tel-Aviv game in midweek.
The two were seen arguing on the pitch, but after the game, the manager insisted that all was fine between the two.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt