Blues prepared to pay £80m for Diego Costa
Published 16/04/2014 | 02:30
Over the course of a five-year contract with Chelsea, Costa would earn a little over £48m, which would take the cost of the transfer to £80m.
"It will depend on him (Costa) and what he thinks is the best for his future," Simeone said. "I will support any decision he makes. It's natural that Chelsea are interested in him. That makes me happy, because my aim and that of my coaching staff is to see our players improve. Fernando is always with us. He would love to come back to the club he grew up."
Under the terms of the Courtois loan to Atletico, Chelsea are due £2.48m for every game he plays against them.
Chelsea have been warned by Uefa they cannot stand in the way of Courtois playing, which means the London club will hold discussions with Atletico and Simeone is confident the Belgian will face his parent club. (© Daily Telegraph, London)