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Diego Costa could make a shock return to the Premier League this summer as Everton eye up a stunning move for the Atletico Madrid striker.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has ordered the club to look into the possibility of acquiring Costa as he hopes to secure a 'statement signing' this window according to Daily Mail.
The report also claims Moshiri is prepared to pay big bucks for a high-profile striker.
Costa's days in Madrid appear to be numbered with the 30-year-old linked with a move back to England's top flight. The all-action player nearly joined Everton in 2017 before signing for Atletico Madrid.
Of course, he enjoyed a prolific spell with Chelsea from 2014 to 2017.
He bagged a combined 52 league goals across three seasons as he won an impressive two league titles.
The prospect of Costa plying his trade at Goodison Park has divided opinion online. Here's some reaction from social media:
A 30 year old liability, just what we need
- Connor (@Manners16) July 6, 2019
Dirty snide animal of a player. When on form. Would love him
- Dassssler (@darren2676) July 6, 2019
No brainer. Definitely
- Andy Cardwell (@andycardwellefc) July 6, 2019
Too old, wages would be huge, no sell on. None starter for me.
- Tonuptoney (@tonuptoney) July 6, 2019
The Spanish international isn't the only striker on Everton's transfer radar. The club are also reportedly interested in Juventus' Moise Kean and Celta Vigo's Maxi Lopez.
The Blues, who finished eighth last season in the Premier League, have already snapped up goalkeeper Jonas Lossl and Andre Gomes from Barcelona for £22.5 million.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, sealed the signing of Alvaro Morata on a permanent deal following his loan spell from Chelsea.
Will Costa be an Everton player next season? Watch this space.
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