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Chelsea ready to pull trigger on spectacular Diego Costa-Antoine Griezmann swap deal

The summer transfer window has just slammed shut and Chelsea are already preparing themselves for a spectacular swap deal involving Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann.

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The two players have been much talked about in recent months and transfer speculation on both has been rampant. Costa was expected to leave Stamford Bridge for a new club, however, he has remained with Chelsea. The Spaniard wanted to return to former club Atletico Madrid, but the capital club are under a transfer ban which prevented him from re-signing.

Atletico will be allowed to sign players in January, and the Blues want to use Costa as part of a swap deal that will bring Griezmann to the Premier League.

Griezmann has long been linked with Manchester United, but a deal was never made over the summer to bring the Frenchman to Old Trafford.

Griezmann’s new release clause at Atletico is said to be just under £92 million, while Chelsea currently value Costa at £50m.

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