According to AS, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have said they would like Diego Costa for next year’s World Cup in the country.
It is understood the CBF has officially told the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) that Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari intends to call up the Atletico Madrid striker for the friendlies it has planned in November.
The 25-year-old has already played for Brazil in two friendly matches, but has recently intimated that he would be open to representing Spain as he has not appeared in an official competitive game.
La Roja boss Vicente del Bosque has also set his sights on selecting the current La Liga leading goalscorer, who has already said he is desperate to play in the World Cup, and it is possible the issue may develop into a tug-of-war between the two countries.
However, the CBF are believed to be willing to leave the matter in FIFA’s hands if Spain pick the player in one of their squads, meaning he would risk missing the tournament if there was any delay in it being resolved.