Tottenham are planning a ‘bid’ for Diego Costa, who is available on a free transfer following his release by Atlético Madrid.

The Spanish striker ended his contract with the La Liga side six months early today, with both sides electing to end their second relationship early after the striker managed just 204 minutes of football this season.

He is now free to move to a new club in the January transfer window and has quickly been linked with a return to the Premier League.

Costa, of course, spent four years at Chelsea between 2014 and 2018, scoring 58 goals in 120 games for the club before returning to Atlético in 2018.

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It is those numbers that are said to be tempting the likes of Wolves and Arsenal, who are both in need of offensive reinforcements in the winter window.

Tottenham can now be added to his list of admirers, with La Razón stating that they are set to compete with Napoli for his signature.

They explain that the Italian side are planning to part with Arkadiusz Milik and Fernando Llorente in January and so ‘will bid’ for Costa as a replacement but Tottenham are also set to make their move.

Now, the website makes no mention of any bids as yet or even any contact with Costa, who only officially became a free agent today, and it’s worth pointing out this article was published on the Spanish website on Monday.

His lack of contract is sure to speed up the process, though, and with January just days away, the striker is a player to keep a close eye on, with a return to the Premier League very much a possibility.