Chelsea considering a swap deal that could see Diego Costa depart for a Spanish club

Costa had a disappointing start to the season

Chelsea considering a swap deal that could see Diego Costa depart for a Spanish club

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A swap deal could be on the cards, featuring Chelsea's Diego Costa and Jackson Martínez of Athletico Madrid.

According to reports, discussions of a proposed swap were prompted by Martínez's agent who said that the Columbian is ready for a change.

Meanwhile, Chelsea's Costa suffered a disappointing start to the season in the areas of discipline as well as scoring form and it is believed that Martínez would be a useful replacement for the unsettled striker.

Speaking about the move, 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.'