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Chelsea dismiss Atletico Madrid's transfer enquiry for misfiring striker Diego Costa

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Baku, January 5, AZERTAC

Diego Simeone has seen a cheeky move for Diego Costa knocked back by Chelsea.

Atletico Madrid boss Simeone, who is Chelsea’s No.1 target to be their next manager, enquired about Costa’s availability after his unhappy season at Stamford Bridge.

But even though Chelsea dismissed the notion of selling, it is a clear sign that Simeone still rates former ­Atletico striker Costa and is likely to see him as part of his long term plans if he gets the job at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are interested in Atletico’s out-of-favour striker Jackson Martinez but he is unlikely to be loaned out ­unless they can bring someone in.

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