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Flamengo threaten Everton move for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

Everton's move for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is being threatened by Flamengo.

Costa, 30, was set to undergo talks with the Toffees, but the Brazilian club have swooped in with an attempt to prize him away from the Premier League.

ESPN Brasil says Ronaldinho's former side are reportedly set to offer between £9m and £12m for the 30-year-old, showing just how disappointing Costa's second spell in Madrid has been.

But the main issue with this deal is the 30-year-old's salary.

Currently earning almost £150,000 per week, he earns double what any of the men in red and black take home, which could pose a problem in bringing him to Brazil.

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