Liverpool have reportedly made a stunning move to sign Chelsea wantaway striker Diego Costa this summer, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon.
It is claimed that the Reds have presented the 28-year-old with an offer to secure a move to Merseyside before the transfer window shuts.
Don Balon report that Liverpool will target the striker should playmaker Philippe Coutinho secure a move to La Liga giants Barcelona as one of two “star” options they are pursuing.
Good move for Liverpool?
Despite his antics both on and off the field, Costa has been instrumental in helping Chelsea lift the Premier League on two occasions in the last three seasons.
He has demonstrated during his three-year spell at Stamford Bridge that he has the quality to lead the line up top on his own and pose trouble for defences in the English top-flight.
Although Liverpool are already a team blessed with an array of attacking talent, they still seem to rely heavily on Saido Mane and Philippe Coutinho for their goals.
Losing the Brazilian would be a massive blow for the Reds but if they manage to secure Costa’s signature as a replacement, it should be seen as a great piece of business.
Liverpool have lacked a natural goalscorer since Luis Suarez and Costa would certainly be capable of replacing Coutinho’s goals and even adding to them this season.
Our rating: 7/10
Likely to happen?
After a terrible start to the Premier League campaign last weekend, Chelsea will surely want to do everything to keep their supporters happy and selling him to one of their rivals would not be ideal.
The report also claimed that Serie A sides Inter and AC Milan have also presented Costa offers although the player’s preference seems to be a return to Spain with Atletico Madrid.
It seems almost inevitable that Costa will leave Chelsea this summer but it would be unlikely to see him in a red shirt plying his trade at Anfield this season.
Our rating: 3/10