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Barcelona want Chelsea star to partner Suarez, LVG scouting set piece king

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Barcelona are eyeing up a move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. The Spanish giants want the controversial Brazilian to partner Luis Suarez at Camp Nou.

Diego Costa was instrumental to Chelsea’s title win last season and has been a key figure under Jose Mourinho.

Earlier this season, Costa was linked with a return to Atletico Madrid but the forward ruled out the rumours and pledged his loyalty to the London club.

However, things have changed since then and Costa seems to be frustrated with Chelsea’s poor form in the league this season. Along with some of his teammates, Costa is going through a poor run of form himself and could be looking for a change.

Spanish publication Don Balon states that Luis Enrique, the Barcelona manager is a keen admirer of the Chelsea striker and wants him to form a deadly quartet alongside Suarez, Messi and Neymar.

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Manchester United send scouts to watch Hakan Calhanoglu

Louis Van Gaal has sent his scouts to Germany to run the rule over the high flying Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.

The Turkish star has been one of the best players in the Bundesliga this year and has attracted a lot of interest from European heavyweights.

Calhanoglu is a goalscoring number 10 and Louis Van Gaal is keen to add someone like that to his midfield. Manchester United have struggled to score goals lately and a goalscoring midfielder behind the forward would be ideal.

Calhanoglu’s set piece prowess will be an added bonus for the Premier League giants if they manage to sign him. The Turkish midfielder is regarded as one of the finest free-kick takers in world football right now.

 

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