Premier League club keeping tabs with €30m-rated former Chelsea striker
Everton keeping tabs with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa and ready to compete with Wolverhampton and West Ham United for the player. Marco Silva wants to strengthen the attack, and his primary target is Spain international who perfectly knows the Premier League as he spent four seasons in Chelsea.
Cenk Tosun had a terrible season, Richarlison linked with several clubs, and they need back-up. Portuguese manager set to spend considerable money on the centre-forward during this summer. Wolves and Hammers are also keen to sign him, and there will be a battle for the footballer.
Costa’s importance to Spanish club will have grown in the last week after Antoine Griezmann ended his transfer saga, leaving the Los Rojiblancos to join Barcelona.
Atletico have already done business this transfer window, covering French superstar’s expected exit by signing 19-year-old rising star Joao Felix from Benfica and tying up Alvaro Morata to a permanent deal after a loan spell from the Blues came to its the conclusion.
If any striker was to be on their way out this transfer window, it would most likely be Nikola Kalinic, with Diego Costa and new arrivals Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata being joined by Nicolas Ibanez and Ivan Saponjic. Last season Diego played 21 matches, scored five goals and provided three assists in all competitions.
He has contracted with the Spanish club until 2021, and his release clause is around €30m. Costa is a regular member of the Furia Roja line-up and also helped them to reach the playoff in the 2018 World Cup, but after losing in a penalty shoot-out against Russia, they knocked out from the tournament.