Koeman would give Diego Costa ‘a warm welcome’ at Everton

Date published: Friday 25th August 2017 2:34

Ronald Koeman has suggested that Everton could consider a move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

Costa is unwanted at Chelsea, but bound to Stamford Bridge as his only viable exit route, Atletico Madrid, is blocked by the Spanish club’s current transfer ban.

Koeman admitted he would be open to the idea of bringing Costa on loan to Goodison Park earlier this month, and has reiterated those thoughts with a week of the transfer window remaining.

The Dutchman is still keen to sign a striker, but stressed that he was delighted with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s progress as a forward.

“I said always (there is) a warm welcome for every good player and he’s a good player,” Koeman said.

“We are still looking to bring in a striker.

“It’s not about not being happy with Dominic but he is still young and we need more competition in front.

“We have tough fixtures and a lot of international players and a lot of players selected by the U21s. With young players it is most difficult being regular in performances.

“Dominic is like Tom Davies, an exception, and he is doing really well.”

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