Diego Costa to Tottenham: Jose Mourinho given transfer advice as Arsenal eye bold swoop

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Diego Costa’s time at Atletico Madrid could come to a premature end in January, with the Spain striker’s contract set to expire in the summer. Journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that he has been contacted by clubs from China and Brazil, but could a possible return to the Premier League also be on the cards?

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been handed some transfer advice amid reports that Diego Costa is looking for a new club.

Costa has fallen down the pecking order at Atletico Madrid, and his contract expires next summer, leaving the former Chelsea striker in a precarious position.

Journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that he has been contacted by clubs from China and Brazil.

But a potential return to the Premier League could also be on the cards.

Former striker Kevin Phillips isn’t sure he’d be the right fit for Spurs though, despite having worked under Mourinho.

“If you got the Diego Costa that was annoying and a handful at Chelsea he would be a good fit for a lot of Premier League sides,” Phillips told Football Insider.

“Would he come to Tottenham? He would be fighting Harry Kane again.

“He has shown that he can be a bit moody so would you want to bring a player in who could upset the apple cart? It is a difficult one.

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“I probably don’t see him coming back to the Premier League. At this stage of his career I think the pace of it might be a bit too much for him.”

Tottenham may face competition from north London rivals Arsenal though, who are also said to be interested in Costa.

According to Spanish outlet AS, Arsenal are monitoring the situation and are considering a move for Costa.

The Gunners are looking to add another striker to their ranks after a lack of goals this season under Mikel Arteta.

Alexandre Lacazette’s long-term future in north London remains a doubt as he enters the final 18 months of his contract.

Arsenal held talks about a potential swap deal for Thomas Partey involving Lacazette, before triggering the Ghanaian’s £45million release clause on deadline day.

In the end, Lacazette stayed put but now Costa could come in to provide more competition for the Frenchman and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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