Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to join Serie A giant AC Milan this summer.
The Spanish forward was deemed surplus to requirements by manager Antonio Conte despite helping the club to their second Premier League title in three years.
The public spat between the former Atletico Madrid man and the former Italian football team manager affected the valuation of the forward as prospective employers know Chelsea are desperate to push him out.
Serie A side AC Milan have signed over ten players as they rebuild their squad. Directors of the club were spotted in London to likely complete the deal for the player. The Rossoneriwant Costa to contribute as they seek to end Juventus’ long standing reign in the league.
Previous links to Alvaro Morata, Andrea Belotti and Pierre-EmerickAubameyang have failed or is failing so Costa’s deal is a realistic one they can complete within the time frame. The Blues striker is also a capable player to lead the attack in Milan.
Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes has a cordial relationship with the club hope to bank on in sealing the deal. Mendes recently facilitated the deal for Andre Silva and he could help complete this one as soon as the clubs agree the transfer price. The agent has met with the directors Marco Fassone and MassimilianoMirabelli and the deal could be completed soon.
The Spain international was linked with a return to Madrid where he could spend the first half on loan before returning in January due to a transfer ban. However it seems the move to Milan is more feasible.
Milan are also in talks to land Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich on loan and RadamelFalcao from Monaco permanently.