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AC Milan Linked With A Shock Move For Diego Costa

Diego Costa will be the subject of discussion when AC Milan meet up with Jorge Mendes.

The agent spoke with Milan directors Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli briefly in Cardiff prior to the Champions League final and further talks are planned this week.

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has been asked to earmark players to sell ahead of bringing others in and Costa is the most high profile sacrifice as the club look to broker a British record deal with Everton for Romelu Lukaku.

Costa’s decision to go public with Conte’s choice to sell him will not help Chelsea as they look to sell the 28-year-old for the highest price.

Atletico Madrid were expected to make a move for Costa prior to their transfer ban while offers remain on the table from China but Milan, who made their interest known a few weeks ago, could yet prove the most viable immediate option.

The Italians have been in discussions over a deal for Torino’s Andrea Belotti but are way short of the Turin club’s £86million buy out figure – offering £39m so far.

Torino were willing to sell Belotti for considerably less last summer yet his performances in this past season has catapluted his price into the realms of the world’s top strikers.

Milan and his suitors in England – United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been courted – believe that is unrealistic but Torino are still hopeful of gaining a considerable fee.

Milan will also take the opportunity in the meeting with Mendes to discuss two of his other clients, Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Porto’s Andre Silva.

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