Diego Costa, Manuel Pellegrini, John Stones - Chelsea gossip

Chelsea Gossip

Diego Costa is being lined up for a return to Atletico Madrid after the Spanish giants sold striker Jackson Martinez, 29, to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for £32m, according to the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, the London Evening Standard reports that Chelsea are one of the favourites to secure the services of Manuel Pellegrini when the Manchester City boss leaves the Etihad in the summer.

Chelsea need to keep pace with the best in the Premier League and, according to the Telegraph, Pellegrini could be the man to do just that.

Meanwhile, the Blues' hopes of signing Everton defender John Stones in the summer may have been scuppered after the Times claimed the 21-year-old is keen to remain in the north west of England.

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