Chelsea have submitted a €100 million (£88m) for Serie A Champions Juventus centre-forward Gonzalo Higuain.
Antonio Conte’s side are desperately trying to sign a top-class centre-forward this summer after missing out of signing of Romelu Lukaku.
Diego Costa who has scored 22-goals for Premier League champions Last season has made it no secret that he is keen on to make a return to his former club.
According to Tuttosport reports, Chelsea head-coach is furious with the Premier League champions hierarchy over their failure to lure Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge Stadium.
It is believed that Antonio Conte’s side approached Italian champions 10 days ago with their proposal to sign Higuain.
Argentina international star is the fourth most-expensive signing of all time after Italian champions paid €90m for his signature.
In his first season in Turin, former Real Madrid and Napoli forward has found the net for 32 times in 55 appearances, helping the club win Serie A title and played the final in the Champions League against his former club.
Antonio Conte’s side have been forced to alter their transfer plans after failing to lure Belgian forward at Stamford Bridge.
Reports this week claimed that Chelsea are also in pole position to sign £65m-rated Borussia Dortmund forward Piere Emerick Aubameyang.
But Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Torino’s Andrea Belotti are also rumoured to be closing in on a transfer to Stamford Bridge.