Chelsea’s expected deal for Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa could collapse due to chairman Roman Abramovich wanting to sign Paris Saint-Germain frontman Edinson Cavani instead.
Reports have suggested that a deal is in place for Jose Mourinho to take Costa to Stamford Bridge for next season after having a superb campaign in Spain, but if reports are to be believed, Abramovich is not prepared to splash out on the Spaniard, and instead, wants to sign the Uruguayan.
After the two sides met in the Champions League Semi-Final on Tuesday night, a Spanish journalist tweeted that Abramovich isn’t keen on signing Costa and is much more keen on spending big in order to sign Cavani, who is reportedly unhappy in France due to being played out of position.
The tweet read: “Last news from Mendes’s camp is that Abramovich said he wouldn’t sign Costa. The russian wants Cavani.”
It’s believed both strikers would cost Chelsea near enough £50million, but with Mourinho wanting Costa and Abramovich wanting Cavani, a deal in place for one of them is star far off despite the numerous reports suggesting otherwise.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles