Date: 30th August 2017 at 6:00pm
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Portuguese second division side SD Santa Clara have offered to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa in a tongue in cheek proposal on the club’s Facebook page.

In a bid to woo the Spanish international, they even shared a video of the Azores Islands where the club are based. Writing on their Facebook page, the club said:

“Diego Costa, the Azores are waiting for you. We notice that in England they do not value you as you deserve. We present the ideal proposal for you! Watch the video and we wait for you! Anything, let us know!”

Despite the Evening Standard reporting that Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are close to agreeing a fee in the region of £41million for the player, there is still no official word that a breakthrough in negotiations has been achieved with just over a day to go before the transfer window shuts.

Speaking on Spanish radio station Cadena SER last night (translated by Kickoff.com), Atletico president Enrique Cerezo says he was still hopeful of an agreement being reached, but he remained coy about the prospect of Costa finally making the switch back to Spain by the end of August:

“He [Costa] has a contract with another club, it’s a complicated matter. We are taking things with ease. As long as Chelsea do not agree to his transfer, Costa will be [a] Chelsea [player]. Am I pessimistic or optimistic regarding the arrival of Costa? I am always optimistic.”