Diego Costa could work under Jose Mourinho once again, as Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a shock move for the former Chelsea striker who has been put up for sale by Atletico Madrid.
Mourinho has made signing a new striker a priority in this transfer window.
And according to the Daily Star the Portuguese coach could be reunited with Costa in north London.
The pair worked together during Mourinho’s second spell in charge of Chelsea, which saw them win the Premier League and League Cup in the 2014/15 season.
Spurs have been linked with, among others, Luis Suarez and Callum Wilson, however, Costa is likely to be a cheaper option in the current market.
The 31-year-old is entering the final year of his Atletico contract and is coming off a disappointing season which saw him record just five goals in all competitions.
However, the Spain international would undoubtedly bring the added aggression that Mourinho has called for from his players.
It’s understood Spurs would face competition from Benfica, should they press ahead and make a move for the experienced frontman.
Tottenham have already completed deals for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and goalkeeper Joe Hart this window.
Spurs have also reached an agreement to sign Wolves right-back Matt Doherty in a £16m deal, talkSPORT understands.
Mourinho has been searching for a new right-back this summer amid doubts over Serge Aurier’s future, and it appears they have found one in the Republic of Ireland international.
The 28-year-old was an ever-present for Nuno Santo’s side in 2019/20, making 50 appearances in all competitions and chipping in with seven goals and five assists.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.