Chelsea receive response to £55.2 million bid for surprise player
Despite Manchester United and Manchester City’s big activity so early in the summer transfer market, reigning Premier League champions Chelsea have yet to make a signing.
Both the Manchester clubs are expected to be two of the Blues’ biggest rivals in the league next campaign and are already making significant steps in the transfer market to bolster their respective squads.
However, Chelsea are yet to secure any of their summer transfer targets, while the futures of their two key players, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, are in doubt.
While the latter is still a long way off a reported move to Real Madrid, Costa’s time at Stamford Bridge appears to be up after Antonio Conte revealed that the Spain striker no longer has a future in west London.
It appears to be inevitable that Costa will return to Atletico Madrid sooner rather than later, although the Rojiblancos’ current transfer ban stands until January.