Spanish daily AS have placed Diego Costa on the front page of their Sunday paper, as it’s revealed that Atletico Madrid have made a major play to try to resign the striker from Chelsea.
According to the report, the Rojiblancos have tabled a €45 million bid for Costa, however the Blues have rejected the proposal.
Atleti, who yesterday lost a top of the table clash in La Liga to FC Barcelona, are still hopeful of winning the Spanish title this season. But to do that, say AS, Atleti need more goals.
Diego Simeone convinced the club that Diego Costa is the right man, Atletico made an offer, but Chelsea batted it away.
AS also note that Atleti dangled Jackson Martinez as a potential makeweight in the Costa deal, however the Blues weren’t receptive to that either.
AS close their article noting that Atleti could yet come back with an even higher bid for Costa in the final hours of the January transfer window.