Liverpool pushing for talks with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa this week

Liverpool are pushing for talks with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa this week.

Liverpool are pushing for talks with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa this week.

The Liverpool Echo says the Reds tabled a bid of £21.8million for Costa last week and hope Atletico will grant them permission to hold talks with the Brazil international.

Costa, who played for Atletico against Nacional in the final friendly of their tour of South America yesterday, has already indicated he's keen on making the move to Anfield.

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