Diego Costa scores for Chelsea in the Premier League

Everton linked to Chelsea striker

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has spoken about the potential signing of Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

Everton have been looking to add a new striker to their ranks this summer following the £75m departure of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United. They were heavily linked with Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, but Arsene Wenger recently confirmed that the striker had decided to stay at the Emirates, despite the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette.

However, when quizzed about whether any new signings would be temporary or permanent, Koeman responded:

“Is this about Costa?

“Of course you like to sign players for the future, but if you can get the best one that way, then why not?”

“That’s for six months, the season, two years.

“It’s difficult ­because it needs to be a quality player, or a young player who can develop or improve.

“We have the possibility maybe to sign good players, but we don’t play in the Champions League – and that sometimes makes things very difficult.”

Costa has declared publicly that he wants to move back to Atletico Madrid. However the La Liga club are unable to register any new players until January due to their transfer ban.

This could lead to the striker joining Atletico this summer before being loaned out. AC Milan are also interested in the Spanish international.

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