Thursday, 5 June 2014

Chelsea want Mario Mandzukic to partner Diego Costa

Mandzukic has been left out of Bayern's cup final squadChelsea are on the verge of sealing the signing of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid - and will now move to target Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic to partner the Brazilian, according to the Daily Mail.
Costa is expected to arrive at Stamford Bridge for a fee believed to be in the region of £32 million, and will provide Jose Mourinho with some much-needed options in attack after his strike trio of Demba Ba, Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres failed to fire last season.
He has reportedly been handed a £150,000-per-year contract, and he is believed to have completed his medical ahead of his announcement as a Chelsea player shortly. 
However Mourinho isn't expected to end his pursuit of a striker there, and will now push to sign Mandzukic from Bayern Munich. The Croatian is believed to be surplus to requirements at the Allianz Arena, and has also been linked with a switch to Arsenal.
Along with a move for Mandzukic, Mourinho also wants to wrap up deals for Atletico Madrid pair Filipe Luis and Tiago, who played under the Special One at Chelsea back in 2004.
Along with a host of new faces at Stamford Bridge there could be one, more familiar, arrival, with Thibaut Courtois returning from his three season loan spell at Atletico Madrid.