Report: Milan interested in Atletico star Diego Costa; bargain €20m deal possible

By Oliver Fisher -

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has become a ‘possible idea’ for AC Milan in terms of transfer targets, a report claims.

Rossoneri director Zvonomir Boban has made no secret of his desire to add more experience to the current squad after a summer of recruiting young talent.

New head coach Stefano Pioli has been told there is a January budget of around €30-40million available, as our correspondent Vito Angele revealed on Monday.

One area Milan may look to focus on is up front, where Krzysztof Piatek is currently enduring a drought of just one goal from open play in his last 13 appearances stretching back to April.

According to, Costa could be a potential tonic to the goalscoring problem.

He is currently on a deal which expires in 2021 which – combined with the fact he is 31 years old – means it would likely not be an expensive operation.

The report adds that Costa’s valuation is around €20million, and that in the coming months there ‘may be important news about his future’.

Costa has played 186 times for Atletico in all competitions, scoring 77 goals and adding 33 assists.

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