Break the bank for him, Sarri urged to

Sunday Observer - - SPORT - ONDON -

LPeter Crouch has sug­gested that Mau­r­izio Sarri “breaks the bank” to bring striker Diego Costa back to Stam­ford Bridge. The Stoke City striker is adamant that the re­turn of the Brazil-born Spain in­ter­na­tional would rem­edy their cur­rent prob­lems up front.

He be­lieves that if a top striker is not signed be­fore next sea­son, the Blues will not be ti­tle con­tenders due to their poor goal re­turn.”

I have con­cerns about whether they will mount a proper ti­tle chal­lenge next sea­son,” Crouch told the Daily Mail. “Chelsea have scored the fewest goals of the top six sides. A re­turn of 38 from 21 matches isn’t enough to win you a ti­tle, no mat­ter how good your de­fence is. “The one thing you need is some­one

“You can talk about Gon­zalo Higuain or Karim Ben­zema, but I think Costa would be the one to take Chelsea where they want to be.” Costa won the Pre­mier League twice in his three sea­sons at the club but fell out with former boss An­to­nio Conte, who sold him to Atletico Madrid in 2017 for £59.4 mil­lion ($76m).

And Crouch ques­tioned whether the cur­rent crop of strik­ers - Al­varo Mo­rata in par­tic­u­lar - would be able to carry the goalscor­ing bur­den of a ti­tle-chas-

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