NEWS
Friday July 12 2019
Everton, Wolves eye Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

Premier League duo Everton and Wolves are both monitoring the possibility of signing Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa this summer, say reports.

Costa netted just five goals in 21 matches for Los Rojiblancos last season and it has been reported the club are open to a sale this summer.

Diario AS say that the striker is ‘focused on being in Diego Simeone’s plans ahead of next season’ but do acknowledge that there is interest in his signature from England.

They cite a report in The Sun claiming of interest from the Merseyside club while add that Wolves are also linked, due to the relationship the club shares with Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes.

Previous reports claimed the striker has the backing of boss Simeone but Atleti’s leading figures have overruled the Argentine and would be open to a transfer out this summer depending on the circumstances.

Costa has potentially damaged his relationship with the club beyond repair after he was handed an eight-game ban for abusing an official during their league defeat to Barcelona in April, which ended their title challenge.

The Toffees were linked with a move for Costa back in 2017, when was still with Chelsea, however he opted to return to Atletico Madrid, where he had played between 2010 and 2014.

With a year left to run on his deal in the Spanish capital, the 30-year old is likely to cost €30m if a club are to make a move for him.

Football Italia website