Monday July 18 2016
Atletico: ‘Bacca no, Costa yes’

President Enrique Cerezo says “Carlos Bacca will not come to Atletico Madrid” but Diego Costa might.

The Milan striker has been linked with a move to the Spanish club, with West Ham United also thought to be interested.

“Bacca is a very good striker, but we won’t buy him,” Cerezo told Gazzamercato.

“We know him, but he doesn’t fit into our plans. Carlos Bacca won’t come to Atletico Madrid. I’ll go further, we won’t take strikers from the Italian League, that goes for Bacca and also [Gonzalo] Higuain and all the names in circulation.

"Mauro Icardi? His name isn't on our agenda, we're not negotiating for him. He's not in our plans.

“Diego Costa? We like him a lot, I’ll admit it. We’re talking with the player and we’re working to bring him back to Atletico Madrid.

“We’re close, but don’t make me say any more.”

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