Everton Owner Targets Ex-Chelsea Star, Instruct Club To Sign Him

Merseyside giants Everton have targeted Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa as a statement signing during this summer’s transfer window.

According to the Daily Mail, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has instructed the club to look at the possibility of signing Diego Costa this summer.

Diego Costa came close to signing for Everton in 2017 when the Brazilian-born Spanish international striker left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in a big money move.

The 30-year-old returned to Atletico Madrid for his second spell two years ago after falling out with then Blues boss Antonio Conte.

Diego Costa had won his second Premier League title under Italian tactician Conte before he fell out with the newly appointed Inter Milan manager.

He won his first league title under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea during the 2014/15 season before his second title under Conte during the 2016/17 season.

Diego Costa left Chelsea mainly because of Antonio Conte who was then sacked last summer.

The former Real Valladolid player is in the same situation in his second spell at Atletico Madrid after he was banned for eight games for his altercation with the referee at the back-end of the last Spanish La Liga season.

He has already served seven games from the ban.

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