Chelsea have been linked with a move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata but Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has urged Chelsea to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti instead.
Zola believes Belotti possesses similar qualities to Costa and would therefore be a better fit for Chelsea than Morata.
“To be honest, I was thinking Chelsea should go for Andrea Belotti in Italy,” Zola told talkSPORT.
“I thought that considering the type of qualities Costa has, that Belotti was the perfect fit.
“Morata is a little bit different, he’s more of a finesse player. He hasn’t got the presence of a player like Costa in the box. He’s a different player, he brings other qualities.
“Costa was very influential last season, he’s a type of player who fits with the style of football at Chelsea, and that [finding a like-for-like replacement] will be the key for Chelsea.”