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Chelsea considering sensational swap deal involving Diego Costa and Jackson Martínez - reports

Published 29/12/2015 | 11:50

Diego Costa, Chelsea's troubled striker, could end up making a return to Atlético Madrid after Jackson Martínez's agent suggested the Colombian is ready to leave the Vicente Calderón Stadium leading to talk of a swap deal for the pair.

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Following Chelesa's disappointing start to the season in which striker Costa has struggled with either form or discipline, Martínez would be an ideal replacement for the Brazil-born Spain international.

Speaking about a potential move from the Calderón, Martínez's agent said: "I cannot say it's a lie.

"This is football and no-one knows what will happen in the future. What I want to say is that Jackson is not one of those who goes to a place if it is not through the front door."

Meanwhile, Guus Hiddink, the interim manager at Stamford Bridge, has been urged to make a swoop for Romelu Lukaku, the Everton striker that Jose Mourinho sold in 2014.

A report in the Daily Star claims Didier Drogba, the former Chelsea striker who is due to return to Stamford Bridge in a coaching capacity, wants to see Lukaku back at the club following his impressive performances for the Mersysiders.

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