CHELSEA have offered Atletico Madrid striker Yannick Carrasco a five-year contract, according to reports.
The Blues are on the hunt for a new striker after losing out to Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku.
And with Diego Costa being told to find another club, Spanish publication Don Balon are claiming the Blues want Carrasco.
A five-year deal is supposedly on the table and the offer of doubling the Belgian international’s wages.
After Atletico’s transfer ban was upheld, Antoine Griezmann committed his future to the La Liga club as a move to United was ended.
And the announcement that Vitolo will join Atletico in January after leaving Sevilla has put Carrasco’s future in doubt.
Carrasco is said to be interested in the prospect of playing in the Premier League and now boss Diego Simeone must convince him to stay.
He moved to the Vincente Calderon in 2015 from Monday and scored 14 goals in all competitions last season.
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And with the Blues also looking likely to miss out on Real Madrid superstar Alvaro Morata, Carrasco could be a back up choice.
The deal could also be sweetened with controversial striker Costa moving the other way when the transfer embargo ends in January.
Spanish international Costa filmed himself at a party wearing an Atletico shirt hinting that he wants a return to his former club.
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