Real Betis and Deportivo La Coruna have both indicated they would sign Diego Costa on loan until January to facilitate a move for Atletico Madrid.
The news comes after reports in The Daily Telegraph suggest Chelsea are threatening to sue the Spain international unless he immediately returns to the club’s training ground.
The 28-year-old has remained in Brazil after being informed by Blues Coach Antonio Conte that he was no longer in the club’s plans and has repeatedly insisted he only has eyes on a return to Atleti.
However, Los Rojiblancos are still under a player registration ban until January but are hopeful of completing his transfer and loaning him out to a La Liga rival.
La Voz de Galicia linked Depor to the striker while Estadio Deportivo say Betis are considering helping out Atleti with a loan approach.
Both clubs are short of strikers and for Los Verdiblancos the arrival of the Brazilian-born hitman would cover the absence of Ruben Castro, who will return to the club in January.
For Depor, they are desperately trying to re-sign striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal but have so far seen all their attempts to sign the Spain international rebuffed.
Costa’s lawyer, Ricardo Cardoso, has now stated his client “will use all possible legal mechanisms” to force through an exit from Stamford Bridge.