Diego Costa Heading To The Bridge
Sir Alex Ferguson’s new book had the footballing world fixated on him, and stories of all his players. Yes it definitely may have been a slow day in terms of real football issues. But who doesn’t like hearing about a goalkeeper who liked too much food, a midfielder who married a popstar and ego clashes. Mark Bosnich and David Beckham had solid Manchester United careers, so the book was somewhat brutal to the two men. Both of whom were in winning teams. Definitely sounded like a slow day in football.
While actual football rumours were a few and far between, Jose Mourinho still had an eye on finding new players. In fact he is very interested in finding himself a new striker. A position at Stamford Bridge being contested for by Torres and Eto’o. Torres has been a disappointment since his move to Chelsea from Liverpool. His goal scoring record at the Bridge has not been one to shout about. So Mourinho cannot be blamed in looking for another striker who is able to get that ball in the back of the net on a more continuous basis.
Costa to shake up the Premiership defenders
The portuguese has his eyes on Diego Costa, who is currently at Athletico Madrid. The striker has a reputation for getting under the skin of defenders and referees alike, so it may appear as if Mourinho might have found someone to take his character onto the pitch. He is currently priced at £35 million, and it could mean Torres dropping down in the pecking order and fighting for his place in the team.
Chelsea did have their eyes on Wayne Rooney, but it looks as if they will not entertain the idea of trying to get hold of his services. It also looks like their interest in Wesley Sneijder may be short lived, with the Dutch international putting to bed any transfer rumours.
Luis Suarez could also be another option, but with Real Madrid sniffing around the Spaniard it could become a bidding war. So Costa it is, and who can argue with Mourinho who some may say is the best manager in the world. After coming to Chelsea at the start of this season, he is slowly putting his stamp back on the team.