Diego Costa believes Milan are a “fantastic club” amid rumours that he could be set to join on loan.
The Chelsea striker was reportedly informed by Blues’ boss Antonio Conte that he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge – via text message.
AC Milan are one of the clubs linked with a possible swoop for his signature, with recent reports suggesting that Chelsea would even be willing to pay a percentage of his wages in order to secure a departure.
“Milan are a fantastic club, with an impressive history,” he said in the after Spain’s 2-1 win at FYR Macedonia on Sunday, reports journalist.
Conte allegedly sees Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as the club’s centre-forward for next season, meaning the Spaniard will be allowed to leave this summer.
Costa’s £200k+ weekly wages were an initial stumbling block for the Rossoneri, but the situation has developed into one in which Milan are now evens with UK bookmakers SkyBet to take Costa.