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Chelsea eyeing Pastore-Costa swap?


Chelsea eyeing Pastore-Costa swap?

Costa could leave for PSG this summer

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Chelsea are reportedly open to the possibility of swapping Diego Costa in place of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore.

Costa, 28, recently hinted that he could consider a move to the French Ligue 1, and this has heightened speculation over his Blues future.

"Marseille have constructed a nice project and Paris Saint-Germain, we know, are respected in Europe," he told Sky Sports on international duty.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Premier League leaders could consider a potential swap between Costa and Pastore with Antonio Conte known to be a huge admirer of the latter.

Pastore has had an injury-plagued career in his time at Parc des Princes, but Conte is still keen on the midfielder having missed out on his signature at former club Juventus.

Meanwhile, Les Parisiens have previously expressed their interest in Costa, and the west London giants could accept a potential exchange deal during the summer transfer window.

Costa is the Blues' leading scorer this campaign having netted 18 goals en route to a potential Premier League triumph.