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Chelsea pursuing one more signing at striker, despite Diego Costa's decision to stay — reports

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Chelsea are not done buying strikers, even though, according to the Telegraph, Spanish-Brazilian striker Diego Costa has told teammates that he is "100 per cent set to stay" and play Antonio Conte's "new revolution", in face of heavy interest from his former club Atlético Madrid to bring him back to La Liga.

The newspaper adds that despite Batshuayi's acquisition, Chelsea's new manager envisions Real Madrid striker Álvaro Morata as the ideal partner to Costa in his plans for a two-striker system.  While Morata and Real Madrid are still figuring out their plans, Morata's Chelsea option, according to the Daily Mail, would involve a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.  If Chelsea miss out on Morata, the next target in line would be Southampton's Graziano Pellè, who enjoys a good rapport with Conte from their relationship at Italy's national team. Pellè is also a transfer target of Everton and his former manager Ronald Koeman.

More outlandish rumors, courtesy of Spain's AS, also claim that Gonzalo Higuaín remains on Chelsea's radar, with the Blues ready to activate his ridiculous €94m release clause.  Atlético Madrid remain in the conversation as well — they cannot afford Higuaín, but are hoping that Chelsea can, and thus allow Costa to go back to Madrid.  This all sounds rather fanciful and we can probably believe the Telegraph over AS in this case.

As it stands, Chelsea's three strikers are Costa, Batshuayi, and Rémy, plus a few highly promising youngsters. Adding Morata (or Pellè) to that group would be an upgrade (especially over Rémy), though whether it's completely necessary is questionable.

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