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Diego Costa has made it clear via an official statement that he’s ready to quit Stamford Bridge for Atletico Madrid after falling out with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

However, Atletico Madrid aren’t permitted to sign a new player until January after being hit with a transfer ban.

For a deal to Atletico to be successful, the Madrid club would have to loan the 28-year-old to a club until January and it appears that there aren’t shortage of clubs interested in Costa.

This has led to rumours that clubs such as Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis could look to loan Costa from Atletico until their embargo ends in January, and now Ronadl Koeman has responded to Joey Barton’s suggestion that Everton try such a move.

Initially appearing to laugh off the idea, Koeman did not rule it out, saying: “Of course you like to sign players for the future. But if you can get the best one that way, then why not?”

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