Date: 22nd August 2017 at 7:00pm
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Marseille have seemingly thrown their hat into the ring to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa after the club’s president confirmed the Ligue One side were considering an offer for the 28 year old.

The Spaniard has repeatedly expressed his desire to make a switch back to former club Atletico Madrid but with six months still to go on their transfer ban, a six month loan spell at another team is being considered by the Spanish side.

Speaking to SFR Sport (translated by FourFourTwo.com), Jacques Henri Eyraud confirmed that Marseille are considering a move for Costa, although he doesn’t make clear whether they are seeking the player on a permanent basis or on loan:

“If a player ticks all the boxes, then we showed that we were able to do the transactions.Why not? But it [the deal] must at least meet certain conditions. Nothing is impossible. I assure nothing [to the fans] for the end of the market. It is a sensitive subject. But one thing is certain – we are actively searching for a striker.”

AC Milan were another option for Costa to make a loan switch before joining Atletico but the Rossoneri are only interested in the forward if he joined permanently. La Liga side Deportivo were also reportedly prepared to sign the striker on loan but Atletico were not keen on the player joining another Spanish club. For that reason, Marseille could a have chance if, unlike Milan, they are happy with the move being short term.