AC Milan chairman Marco Fassone has this evening revealed that the club have spoken to the agent of Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer.
On the move
Costa has been free to leave Stamford Bridge since the opening of the transfer window last month, with Blues boss Antonio Conte having informed the Spanish international that he is no longer part of his plans at the club.
It has long been assumed that Costa will move to former club Atletico Madrid in January, when the La Liga side’s transfer ban has officially been lifted.
However, with the 28-year-old set to be frozen out at Chelsea until the new year, rumours of interest on the part of rebuilding Serie A giants AC Milan has been growing over recent days.
The San Siro outfit have been linked with a loan move for the temperamental striker which would see Costa move to Italy until the end of the year, after which he would be free to complete a permanent switch to Atletico Madrid.
And, speaking to Sky Sports this afternoon, Milan chairman Marco Fassone did little to dispel rumours of a Rossoneri approach for Costa, admitting:
‘I would prefer to avoid talking about players from other teams; Diego Costa is a great player, but a Chelsea player.’
‘We went to see Jorge Mendes; there is a lot you can talk to him about. Costa is a great player but he is of Chelsea. That’s all.’