In what will sound as a shock and surprise news to Chelsea fans, Spain goal poacher Diego Costa has been linked to Serie A club Inter Milan in January transfer window.

According to report from The Express, the former European champions are ready to test the Blues resolve with a £50million bid for the striker services.

It is thought that Inter new owners, Suning Holdings Group are making a summer move for Atletico Madrid head Coach Diego Simeone, who will be leaving the La Liga club next summer for a new challenge. They hope they will be able to use Simeone’s influence to tempt Costa away from Stamford Bridge.

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Costa has been on sparkling form for the Blues this season. He has managed to score a total of 10 goals in 13 EPL matches for Chelsea so far.

A deal for Costa will likely not materialize, as the Blues are making plans to extend the player’s contract wich ends in 2019 and also increase his weekly wages from £150,000 to £200,000-a-week.

It will be recalled that Atletico Madrid bided for Costa last summer after the player reportedly said he was making a return to his old club. But the bid was rejected by Chelsea, who sees the striker as a valuable asset to the team.

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