Diego Costa could be in line for a move back to Atletico Madrid this summer after the club’s president, Enrique Cerezo, admitted the Rojiblancos are in the market for a striker.
Costa has been linked with a number of clubs across Europe after a disappointing campaign for Chelsea last season.
And Cerezo has further fuelled the speculation surrounding Costa’s future after hinting he would be interested in bringing the striker back to the Vicente Calderon.
Costa previously enjoyed a successful two-year spell at the Spanish club – scoring 64 goals in 135 games after rejoining from Valladolid.
The Brazilian-born Spain international was an integral part of Diego Simeone’s side that secured the La Liga title in 2013/14.
However, he left the club later that year to join Chelsea after the Stamford Bridge club activated a £32million buy-out clause in the striker’s contract.
The 27-year-old enjoyed a fruitful first season in English football – scoring 20 goals in 26 league games to help the Blues lift the Premier League title.
However, he struggled to replicate that form last season as Chelsea struggled to a disappointing tenth place finish in the league.