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Koeman would 'welcome' Diego Costa to Everton

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has restated his interest is signing wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa to Everton.

The Dutchman is desperate to add new faces to his squad this summer, including a striker, but has been left frustrated after missing out on Olivier Giroud, who has decided to stay at Arsenal.

However, speaking in his prematch press conference for his sides game against Chelsea, he has reiterated his interest in signing their Spanish striker on loan.

“I said always a warm welcome for every good player, and he’s a good player.

“We are still looking to bring a striker in.”

Costa was told at the end of last season by Antonio Conte via a text message that he was no longer a part of his plans, and to find himself a new club. The Spain international has made no secret of his desire to return to Atletico Madrid, but the deal is complicated by their transfer ban which means he would be unable to play for the club until January.

Everton could either loan the player from Chelsea directly until then, or should a deal be reached between Atletico and Chelsea, made the offer to Atletico to take him on a similar loan.

Everton’s sale of Romelu Lukaku has left them light in the striking department. As well as signing former Man Utd and England captain Wayne Rooney, they have also brought in former Barcelona youngster Sandro Ramirez. However the Spain U21 international has missed the the last three games for the Toffees due to a heel injury, leaving youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin to lead the line.

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