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Costa parties in Atletico shirt as Chelsea exit looms

Chelsea have held talks with Real Madrid over the possible signing of full back Danilo Chelsea have held talks with Real Madrid over the possible signing of full back Danilo
Montrelle Montesinos | 18 Julio, 2017, 06:42

Dominic Solanke, who was sold to Liverpool for £3m in the past few days could well have been a major star for Chelsea, but the Premier League champions just aren't prepared to wait.

"I am sure he will adapt to the system and he will bring Chelsea to a different level, so I'm very pleased, very pleased".

Chelsea have already indicated a willingness to spend £60m on Sandro and had been confident of landing the Brazilian.

"You sit quietly and work hard all season until you get to a point where you have done what you set out to achieve and you have got that feeling back that you wanted".

One area that may be a concern though is the Argentine's limited ability in holding up play.

"The best moment of this season was picking the trophy up because for months and months leading up to that, you're at home telling your wife and kids 'I want this badly' for loads of reasons", he said.

Furthermore, the Spaniard despite being only 24, is already in the winning habit, securing a total of 13 major trophies during his time with Madrid and Juventus.

He made 35 appearances for the Blues last season as they clinched the Premier League title. Chelsea are in Beijing for their pre-season tour.

When it comes to Costa's combative style, Andrea Belotti would be most capable of replicating, without letting his emotions boil over which is naturally an added advantage.

As if wearing another a team's jersey wasn't incendiary enough, Costa also commented on the video, 'give Conte a hug' in response to Cesc Fabregas's laughing emoji comment.

The Italian has also built a reputation for himself as a genuine fox-in-the-box.

Chelsea believe the initial panic that followed Conte's decision to dump Costa and United's signing of Lukaku has subsided, and that they still have time to patiently negotiate the right incoming deals.