Liverpool-based Telegraph journalist wonders how Chelsea signed Diego Costa for £32m

Diego Costa showed off his qualities with a brace on his Stamford Bridge debut for Chelsea on Tuesday evening.

It may only have been a friendly against Real Sociedad, but Costa scored two in the opening seven minutes and received glowing praise from Jose Mourinho.

After the friendly match, the Chelsea boss described Costa as a bargain at 32 million pounds.

Which when you consider some of the fees going round this summer, its not difficult to argue with.

But, how do Chelsea always seem to get massive fees for their outgoing players and appear to bring in new world class stars on the cheap.

Liverpool-based Daily Telegraph journalist Chris Bascombe shot off a few Tweets early on Wednesday morning, wondering this exact same thing.

Reading between the lines, it seems clear that Chelsea benefitted in this case from the fact that agent Jorge Mendes represents both Mourinho and Costa.

Bascombe covers both Everton and Liverpool as the Telegraph’s Merseyside football reporter but he can’t be the only one wondering how Brendan Rodgers is unable to bring in a striker of Costa’s quality for a similar price to Anfield…

After all, if reports are to be believed, Liverpool are hoping to sign Samuel Eto’o who Chelsea didn’t want to keep on…