Atletico Madrid will make one more signing this window despite their ban on registering player, chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin has confirmed.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been the subject of intense media speculation linking him to a return to Los Rojiblancos, who also triggered the €36m release clause of former Sevilla winger Vitolo earlier this summer.
“The ban of registering players this summer market affects us in that the two players that we wanted to hire, because there were only two, will have to join us with five months of delay," Gil Marin told Atletico’s club website.
“I always said that the decision to hire Diego (Simeone) and his decision to accept has been a great success for both sides.
“It is a clear example of successful synergy, where both parts have grown equally. I am sure that we have ahead several more years of joint work, where we can all continue growing."