Spain striker is being lined up by the La Liga club while he waits to re-join Atletico Madrid
Las Palmas are being lined up to take the rogue striker on loan while he waits to join his former club Atletico Madrid in a permanent deal in January.
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa could be set to join Las Palmas on loan
Diego Costa cannot link up with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone until January
Chelsea want rid of Costa after his text row with boss Antonio Conte.
They have signed Alvaro Morata as his replacement from Real Madrid in a deal worth £65million.
And the Blues are also chasing Swansea’s £15m-rated Fernando Llorente.
Spain striker Costa, 28, refuses to return to England and is being fined £300,000 every fortnight of his absence.
Chelsea and Atletico are hopeful a deal can be done to allow the Brazil-born striker to return to Madrid, although the fee is still a big issue.
The Premier League champions want £50m for a striker who cost them £32m three years ago.
Diego Costa is refusing to return to Chelsea and is being fined £300,000 every fortnight
So far Atletico have offered £25m but a compromise could see the eventual fee hit £40m.
The La Liga outfit are currently serving a transfer ban which prevents them signing anyone until New Year’s Day.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Diego Costa fell out over text in the summer
Alvaro Morata replaced Diego Costa after completing a £65m move from Real Madrid
Fiery hitman Costa hit 20 goals last season as the Blues won the title.
Chelsea insiders say there is little chance he will join Everton on loan or any top-flight club as he wants a move to Spain.
Las Palmas have taken Atletico winger Vitolo on loan in a deal similar to the one being proposed for Costa.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte laughs off Diego Costa’s suggestion that he is being treated like an animal