Chelsea, Real Madrid closely monitoring Diogo Costa

Chelsea and Real Madrid are reportedly closely monitoring FC Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa at UEFA Euro 2024 this summer.

According to a report by Jornal de Noticias via Sport Witness, Chelsea and Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Portuguese international goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who is valued at €75 million by FC Porto.

Costa has been very impressive for Portugal at the 2024 UEFA European Championships this summer, and his heroics in the penalty shootout against Slovenia allowed Portugal to make it to the quarter-finals of the competition.

It is no surprise that Chelsea are looking for a quality goalkeeper this summer, with Costa emerging as a target. They signed Robert Sanchez last summer, but the Spanish goalkeeper has been quite underwhelming. Chelsea are not satisfied with his performances and they are looking to bring in an upgrade now.

It will be interesting to see if they can secure an agreement with Porto for the Portuguese goalkeeper. The reported €75 million asking price seems quite steep, and the Blues will probably hope to sign him for a more reasonable price this summer. It will be interesting to see how the situation develops.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are planning for their future, and Costa could be the ideal successor for Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian goalkeeper has had his fair share of injury problems over the past 12 months, and he will have to be replaced in the coming seasons.

Diogo Costa would be a quality addition

Costa could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition for both clubs, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up. The 24-year-old has the quality to play for the biggest clubs in the world, and he will be a long term investment for Chelsea and Real Madrid. He could sort out their goalkeeping department for the foreseeable future.

The opportunity to join clubs like Chelsea and Real Madrid will be quite attractive for the player, and it would be a major step up in his career. He will hope to push for major trophies with them next season if the transfer goes through.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea or Real Madrid are willing to follow up on their interest with an official proposal in the coming weeks. It is fair to assume that both clubs will want to sign him for a reasonable amount of money. They will have to strengthen the other areas of their squad as well, and spending €75 million on the goalkeeper might not be appealing.

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