Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Liverpool To Step Up Interest In Diego Costa

Liverpool is expected to increase their interest in Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, with talks anticipated between the two parties this week.

The Reds were thought to have lodged a £22m bid for the striker last week, although reports in Spain denied any approach from Brendan Rodgers’ side.

However, according to the Liverpool Echo, Atletico are prepared to let the Merseyside club speak with their Brazilian international later this week, as they attempt to iron out a deal.

Should Rodgers seal the arrival of Costa, the 24-year-old would become the fifth new face at Anfield this summer, as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for the top four.

Meanwhile, the future of Luis Suarez remains uncertain, with the Uruguayan believed to be contemplating handing in an official transfer request.

Suarez appeared at an open training session at Anfield on Monday, but is still the subject of strong interest from Arsenal, despite Liverpool already rejecting two official bids from the Gunners.

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