Costa linked with shock switch

Manchester United are being linked with a surprise £47.5million swoop for Chelsea striker Diego Costa, should Jose Mourinho take over.

Reports are rife that Mourinho has agreed to replace Louis van Gaal in time for next season, and he has targeted the Spanish international as his first signing for the club.

Relations between Mourinho and Costa are said to have become strained during his final few months in charge of Chelsea, and it is no coincidence the striker’s form has picked up since he was sacked as Blues manager.

However that is not stopping rumours linking Costa with a surprise move to Old Trafford, if as expected, Mourinho is installed as United’s next manager.

Costa has been linked with a return to Spain, with his former club Atletico Madrid keen to take him back, but he could be tempted to stay in the Premier League with United.

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