Reports in the British media on Thursday had claimed the two players had to be separated when the Spain striker reacted angrily to a poor tackle by his team-mate Oscar has denied being involved in a training-ground fight with Chelsea team-mate Diego Costa, insisting that the striker is one of his best friends. Reports on
The Daily Mirror claims Chelsea are interested in Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez, but will NOT allow Diego Costa to return to his former club as part of any move. The Premier League champions are also reportedly still keen on PSG defender Marquinhos.
La Gazzetta dello Sport understands that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is hot on the trail of Fiorentina hotshot Nikola Kalinic. The Portuguese manager is desperate to recruit a striker who would challenge Diego Costa for a starting berth and he has been impressed with the Croatian centre forward. But, with Kalinic under contract with Fiorentina
Jose Mourinho has played down a half-time argument with Diego Costa during Chelsea’s Champions League at Maccabi Tel-Aviv, saying that the pair had a “kiss and cuddle” to make up. Mourinho and Costa were seen arguing just before half-time with the Blues a goal ahead, with back-up striker Loic Remy then sent to warm up.