Rossoneri ready to go for the kill for Spanish ace Diego Costa
AC Milan are reportedly ready to go for the kill for Chelsea striker Diego Costa, but only if he is able to commit his future to the club.
Costa has no future at Chelsea following a fall-out with Antonio Conte earlier this summer. Diego Costa has been on the receiving end at Stamford Bridge all summer, having been informed by manager Antonio Conte that he is free to leave the club.
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The Spain international has made it public knowledge his preference would be a move back to Atletico Madrid to work with Diego Simeone. However, the striker’s return to former club Atletico Madrid has been held up by the Spanish side’s transfer ban, meaning a January transfer is the most likely outcome.
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Milan are considering a move for the striker. Milan have already created a stir in the summer transfer window by spending around £160 million on nearly a whole new team so far, landing in some big coups in the shape of Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Mateo Musacchio, Lucas Biglia and Andrea Conti in this process.
The Serie A giants have spent big this summer on a huge overhaul of their squad but they are still on the lookout for an elite striker to partner Carlos Bacca.
With their summer spending spree all set to stretch on, Milan have reportedly taken the decision to go for the kill in their persuit of a big-name attacker after they were left frustrated in their chase for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andrea Belotti.
AC Milan are ready to rope in Costa but the 28-year-old needs to drop his intentions of joining Atlético Madrid for that. Milan, though, are rumoured to be keen on bringing in the 28-year-old on a six-month deal, which would suit all parties.
Milan chairman Marco Fassone revealed this week they have been in talks with Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes.
Fassone told Sky Sports:
“I would prefer to avoid talking about players from other teams; Diego Costa is a great player, but a Chelsea player. We went to see Jorge Mendes; there is a lot you can talk to him about. Costa is a great player but he is of Chelsea. That’s all.”
So the future of the Spain international stills remains unclear, whether he will stay at Chelsea or depart for Atletico Madrid or AC Milan.