Date: 23rd August 2017 at 7:00pm
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Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s latest comments that he may have to consider alternatives to Atletico Madrid has alerted the attention of Monaco according to to the Evening Standard.

Speaking to ESPN Brazil on Friday, Costa said he would need to assess his options if Atletico don’t make a “big effort” to sign him before the end of the transfer window. So far the La Liga side have managed to offer just half of Chelsea’s £50m asking price, and with no compromise seemingly being reached, it presents an opportunity to other clubs.

As we reported yesterday, Marseille had expressed in interest in the 28 year old, but they are unlikely to be able to afford the forward. Monaco on the other hand are cash rich after the sales of Tiemoue Bakayoko to the Blues, as well as Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva to Manchester City.

The £50m price tag would not dissuade them from making an approach but much will depend on striker Kylian Mbappe’s move to Paris Saint-Germain. If the Frenchman stays, Costa would not be a target, with the Ligue One side also having Radamel Falcao in their squad.


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